(Black Mulberry) Morus nigra is a small tree which produces many delicious, dark-red fruit in mid to late summer and assumes a striking, gnarled habit once mature.
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Morus nigra is a small tree which produces many delicious, dark-red fruit in mid to late summer and assumes a striking, gnarled habit once mature.
The fruit are juicy, with a good flavour and can be used to make all sorts of tasty desserts although as a general rule of thumb, they must be used as soon as they are ripe as the fruit do not store well under most circumstances.
Morus nigra is a productive ornamental tree with a good architectural habit!
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May - June.
- Flower Colour: Pale greenish-white
- Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
- Habit: Morus nigra is effectively a large shrub in the short term (under 10 years) but eventually grows into a small, interestingly gnarled tree.
- Height: up to 10 m (32 ft).
- Spread: 10 m (32 ft).
- Notes: Morus nigra is best grow surrounded by mown or short grass, which cushions the fall of the fruit and also makes them easy to spot when harvesting. This plant is self-fertile.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Large (3m+), Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
- Growing Conditions
- Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Wildlife Friendly - Bees, Honey Fungus Resistant, Fruit - Edible