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MORUS nigra

Commonly known as Black mulberry, Common mulberry

Rounded tree with fruits which turn red and then dark purple in late summer when ripe
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£22.00 each

  • Deciduous - ovate to heart-shaped, often doubly-toothed, leaves to 15cm (6in) long rough-textured above.
  • Height - 12m (39ft)
  • Spread - 15m (49ft)
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tree - rounded tree. Produces fruit to 2.5cm (1in) long.
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - best species for edible fruit. Pleasant, slightly acidic flavour. Imported into Britain in the 17th. century as the wrong plant for the raising of silkworms.
  • Pests & Diseases - canker, coral spot, bacterial blight, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - uncertain, probably southwestern Asia.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1 - in late autumn or early winter to avoid bleeding
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
12m (39ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)

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