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Black Mulberry, Large Trees

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Shade Full Sun
Soil Good
Type Pot Grown

Morus nigra (Standard)

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Black Mulberry, Morus nigra, 12m x 15m

An elegant, broad-crowned specimen tree, the long-lived Black Mulberry is a majestic addition to any moderate to large garden. This spreading fruit tree makes an impressive focal point in the garden and for this reason it is a key member of our range of garden trees. The Black Mulberry has large, heart-shaped dark green leaves that turn shades of yellow in autumn, and deep purple-red edible fruits in late summer. Highly sought after, the deliciously sweet fruit are seldom available in the shops and can be eaten raw or used in recipes as a substitute for blackberries and raspberries. They take several years after planting to produce fruit.


  • Final Height/Spread: 12m by 15m
  • Foliage: Deciduous, heart-shaped dark green
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Native: Yes
  • Uses: Specimen tree
  • Features: Yellow autumn colour, purple-red fruits in late summer

Growing Black Mulberry

Thriving in full sun, Black Mulberry trees prefer moist, well drained soil in a sheltered position. Stake the tree for the first few years and water regularly for the first year after planting, especially in dry conditions. Prune only if necessary, removing dead, diseased and damaged material during late autumn or early winter to prevent bleeding. Fruit can be harvested in August and September.

Planting Companions for Black Mulberry

The spreading habit means it needs a substantial open, sunny space, although it will take several decades to reach its full height. Traditionally grown in short grass, it can be trained as an espalier or pruned as a bush in smaller spaces. Ideal companion plants include spring bulbs and shade-tolerant, low-growing perennials like lungwort, primroses and winter aconites.

Did You Know?

These trees can live to a venerable age. There are mulberries in Syon Park and the gardens of Hatfield House and Charlton House that are thought to be over 400 years old. Older specimens develop striking fissured bark that creates a beautiful feature once the leaves have fallen. Planting one is fabulous way to invest in a garden for the future as well as providing a wonderful specimen tree for the present.

Although this species version of the tree does not hold an RHS AGM, two of its cultivars do, and they only really differ in appearance, so this is a really reliable tree and easy to grow, provided you have a suitable site. 

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Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
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