3ft 'Wellington' Mulberry Tree | Bare Root

Code: TR0129BR
3ft 'Wellington' Mulberry Tree | Bare Root
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3ft 'Wellington' Mulberry Tree | Bare Root
Mulberry 'Wellington' Tree - Morus nigra - Bare Root

Highly prized for both the ornamental value and the edible fruits, which are a deep, glossy red. Mulberries are very hard to come by in the supermarkets, so if you want to enjoy the taste of this unique, great tasting fruit, then the best way is to grow your own! Heavily cropping, this deciduous tree will work well in a larger garden, as long as it is planted in full sun, out of cold, drying winds. Avoid remedial pruning, since mulberries 'bleed' sap from the cuts; only prune during the dormant season, about a month after leaf fall. This tree can also be grown in containers for up to 15 years, if watered carefully during the summer months.

Characteristics
  • Comes as 'Bare Root'
  • Approx Height on Arrival: 70-100cm
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: Up to 12m
  • Rootstock: Black mulberry
  • Flowering Period: Spring (April - May)
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Season of Use: August - September
  • Growing Habit:Bush, cordon, espalier, fan
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Self pollinating: yes - (see 'Pollination' section below)
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Caring and Maintenance

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

  • 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.

Pollination:

  • 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).

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.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.5/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 1/5

"already had my rant sort yourselves out"

Reviewed Monday, 14 January 2019

Rating: 2/5

"expected a bare root plant, but healthy looking"

Reviewed Monday, 5 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy well-established tree"

Reviewed Friday, 31 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent quality item received very quickly"

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Where is my mulberry tree"

Reviewed Thursday, 19 October 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Good"

Reviewed Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Being such a small fragile tree, the packing and careful attention to detailed treatment counts most. A cane comes with the tree to prevent it getting damaged in transit. It was extremely well presented and shaped and the soil at the base was well moistened. I thought it was a very good price for such a slow growing tree. I guess it will grow with time into a fine specimen."

Reviewed Friday, 3 February 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Good looking tree"

Reviewed Monday, 2 January 2017

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