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
Further Reading....
  • 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

MORUS nigra

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  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Double Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • 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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