The Contorted Mulberry is a very rare and unique Mulberry featuring gnarled and twisted branches and grows to only 8-10 ft. in height. Enjoy this beautiful and unusual effect especially after leaves fall. Bonus are the small, tasty, sweet black fruit though many other varieties produce superior fruit.
Exotic, sweet, and delicious, Mulberries are very popular in Central Asia and the Middle East. Now we can grow and enjoy this juicy and nutritious fruit! Mulberry fruit resembles a Blackberry and is delicious eaten fresh and can be dried for tasty winter snacks. Mulberries are pest and disease resistant and form an attractive, small tree with dark green, tropical foliage. Along the ancient Silk Road in Central Asia, Mulberries are widely grown for their foliage, which is used to feed silkworms.
Latin Name: Morus bombycis ‘Unryu’
Site and Soil: Mulberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Contorted Mulberry is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Contorted Mulberry is hardy to minus 25ºF.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Mid to late summer
Yield: 3-5 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Mulberries are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-7
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41