4ft 'Wellington' Mulberry Tree | 9L pot

Code: TR0129
4ft 'Wellington' Mulberry Tree | 9L pot
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4ft 'Wellington' Mulberry Tree | 9L pot
Mulberry 'Wellington' Tree - Morus nigra - 9L pot

Highly prized for both the ornamental value and the edible fruits, which are a deep, glossy red. 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.

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Height on arrival: 80-120cm
  • Arrives in a: 150cm carton
  • Tree is approx 2 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
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

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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 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.

Planting and Care

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. Keep a planting distance of 5m-10m with 4.5m between rows.

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.


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.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.

Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Excellent service. Item as described, arrived on time, sensibly priced and packaged. Well done."

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Rating: 5/5

"Fast delivery and quick replacement of damaged tree."

Reviewed Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Good healthy stock and well packed"

Reviewed Thursday, 3 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Already planted seems very good looking forward to it growing ."

Reviewed Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Fantastic specimen - healthy"

Reviewed Sunday, 22 October 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Very healthy tree, in great condition."

Reviewed Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Its a tree -it looks good now but time will tell how it grows"

Reviewed Monday, 25 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Very impressed with the mulberry tree - looks a great specimin."

Reviewed Sunday, 17 September 2017

Rating: 4/5

"It looks great. Thanks very much."

Reviewed Thursday, 14 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Again received promptly and in good condition fully meeting expectations."

Reviewed Monday, 21 August 2017

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