Botanical Name: Morus nigra
Height: 25 - 40 feet.
Spacing: 20 feet.
Depth: Same as in the nursery.
Spread: 20 - 30 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Pollinator: Mulberries can be either dioecious (meaning separate trees have the male and female reproductive parts) or monoecious (meaning male & female reproductive parts appear on the same tree) and can change from one sex to another at different stages. Two trees
Foliage: Shiny, dark green.
Fruit: Dark purple; sweet; 1/2 to 1 inch long.
Flower Form: Male and female.
Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained soil.
Growth Rate: Rapid.
Pruning: Deciduous trees like mulberry trees are best pruned when the leaves are dormant. Late Fall or early Spring is the best time, whether your tree is fruit bearing or not. Pruning methods are best dictated by your purpose--whether to keep the tree a certain size or shape, or just to tidy it up.
Size: 1/2 inch.
Comments: Juicy, black berries. Withstands drought and salt. Fruit is similar in size and shape to blackberries. Generally bears heavy, reliable crops. Very easy to grow, usually does well without any care. Hardy to -25 degrees F.
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