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Morus nigra

Botanical Name: Morus nigra
Common Names: Black Mulberry,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Trees Dense, Horizontal Branching

Description:
Large fast-growing deciduous tree with big, thick green leaves and small red fruits that ripen to tasty purple fruits, known as black mulberries. Great shade tree in Summer for larger gardens. Mulberries can be used to make jam or simply eat on their own. Grows approx. 8-12m tall x 20m wide. Morus Dwarf Black is also available.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m >10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Edible Garden

Pests & Diseases: Mealy Bugs, Mites, White Fly

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Moraceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow
Flower Colour: Insignificant, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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