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2-3ft 'Black Mulberry Tree | 3L Pot

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Black Mulberry - 3L Pot 'Morus Nigra'

Morus Nigra is a an attractive, stately, deciduous, black mulberry tree. Originally native to South West Asia it has a more attractive shape than that of the white mulberry with its low, gnarled branches and round spreading shape. It has heart shaped leaves with serrated edges and in the late summer it produces slightly acidic, purple-black, raspberry like fruit that has a sweet, juicy flavour. This hardy tree can tolerate most soil conditions but is happiest when placed in a sunny, sheltered spot in moist well-drained soil.

Characteristics

  • Comes in a: 3L Pot
  • Height on arrival: 80-100cm
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height and Spread: 8-12m x 8-15m
  • Harvesting Period: Late summer
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Rate of Growth: Slow growing
  • Scented: No
  • Position: Full Sun
  • Soil: Loam, clay, sand, chalk

Fruit Benefits

These fruits taste best when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of pink and white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

  • Pollination Group: Self pollinating

Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. This tree is self-pollinating; it produces compatible flowers that can pollinate each other. However, even self-fertile varieties tend to crop better when another cultivar is planted nearby for pollination. Although this is not necessary to produce fruit, it will offer improved crops. The two trees will have to be near each other for the pollination process to be successful. The general consensus is that the two trees should be within 18m (55ft) of each other. To make things a bit easier fruit trees are categorised into different pollination groups. Just remember that the fruit must be of the same species but of a different variety; only an apple tree can pollinate another apple tree. However, if you buy two of these 'Wellington' trees, they will not offer each other any of the additional benefits of cross pollination.

The pollination groups are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, according to flowering time. Best results will be obtained if one variety is planted near another apple tree of the same group. In the UK, because of our longer spring, you can also choose a partner from a group on either side (so an ideal pollination partner for group 3 would be one in group 2, 3 or 4).

Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
How your order will arrive

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

  • Planting Distance: 5m - 10m with 4.5m between rows

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

More Information
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Species Mulberry Trees
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Uses Dessert
Supplied As 3L Pot
Supplied As 2L-3L Pot
Type Fruit Trees
Shop By Category Fruit Trees

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