Pakistan Mulberry (Long Mulberry) Tree - Morus nigra
The Pakistan Mulberry, or Black Mulberry, produces stunning foliage and fruit that can be up to 5-inches long! 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. Scientific name:Morus nigra
Average mature height: 30-40 feet
Fertilizer: Unnecessary, but mulberries may benefit from a once a year application of 10-10-10.
Light: They do best in full sun but tolerate light shade.
Pests: Squirrels and grasshoppers like the leaves and can occasionally be a problem.
Soil: Well-drained, fertile. Tolerates most conditions except for wet soil. Once established, they are drought-tolerant.
Spacing: Except for dwarf varieties, allow plenty of space (25-30 feet around each tree). Plant far away from structures. Consider planting away from walkways and driveways because the abundant fruit can be messy.
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.