Dwarf Everbearing Black Mulberry Tree - Morus nigra
Mulberries are self-fertile and easy to grow. Not only is the fruit delicious, but the leaves are also edible and tasty too. Cook the greens as a nice side at dinner or boil them to make tea. The Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry is an abundant producer that performs extremely well both when grown in a container or in the ground. If kept warm, the tree will produce over a long season. Scientific name: Morus nigra
- Average mature height: 2-6 feet
- Fertilizer: Unnecessary, but mulberries may benefit from a once a year application of 10-10-10.
- Light: Full to part sun
- Pests: Squirrels and grasshoppers like the leaves and can occasionally be a problem.
- Soil: Well-drained, fertile. Tolerates most conditions except for wet soil.
- Spacing: Consider planting away from walkways and driveways because the abundant fruit can be messy.
- Water: Average watering needs. Drought tolerant.
- Zones: 5-11
Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
This plant goes into dormancy in the fall and winter, so your plant may not have leaves when it arrives but it's still alive and well. In cooler weather, plants go dormant to conserve energy so they're ready to emerge lush and verdant in the spring.