2-3ft 'Black Mulberry Tree | 3L Pot
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.
- 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
- Pollination Group: Self pollinating
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).
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.
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
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.
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Time To Cropping||2 Years|
|Supplied As||3L Pot|
|Supplied As||2L-3L Pot|
|Shop By Category||Fruit Trees|