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, 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: 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: 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.
Water: Average watering needs. Drought tolerant.
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Plant size: Our plants in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.