Height (when grown)
Chalky / Alkaline, Clay
Hardy (Cold winter)
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Morus nigra is rightly loved for its heart shaped serrated green leaves. The bark is gnarled, giving even younger trees an old and historic appearance. The berries emerge throughout the summer time, ripening to a deep purple luscious juicy fruit in September. In spring cut grass and spray with seaweed solution, come summer collect the fruit as they drop and enjoy the leafy glade of its leaves. Not much pruning is necessary but thin and removing dead or diseased growth in early winter. Very old trees need careful attention to check and protect them
King James has a faster fruiting process then the Black Mulberry but Mulberries are still much appreciated for their beauty even without fruit.
This tree will tolerate most soil conditions, preferring a lighter well drained soil and a warm aspect. They are rarely bothered by frost as they late in coming into flower and leaf. Mulberries have an advantage in that they do not suffer from many pests or diseases. Their roots are quite brittle so care must be taken when planting. (Best in early spring) It is an extremely long lived specimen which will spread almost as wide as it grows tall. It is a great addition to a garden, bringing interest all year round that includes its long historic tale.
The Mulberries are produced with a very rich, intense flavour. Large and succulent fruit cropping in August can be eaten straight off the tree or used in cooking.
Cropping time: August
Pollination: Self fertile
The tree is watered before carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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