Weeping Black Mulberry
The Weeping Mulberry is a beautiful accent plant for your yard, or in a pot on your deck or patio, this exotic ornamental fruiting tree will grow to only 6-8 ft. in height. Weeping Mulberry bears small, sweet and tasty, jet-black 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 a tasty winter snack. Mulberries are pest and disease resistant and form an attractive small tree with dark green, tropical-like foliage. Along the ancient Silk Road in Central Asia, Mulberries are widely grown for their foliage, which is used to feed silkworms.
Mulberry likes half day to full sun and well drained soil. They often begin bearing 2-3 years after planting and are self-fertile. Mulberry is not bothered by pest or diseases and is hardy to minus 25 degrees F., USDA Zone 4
Latin Name: Morus alba
Site and Soil: Mulberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25º F.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Mid to late summer
Yield: 5-10 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Mulberries are generally not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4