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Morus alba Pendula

Weeping White Mulberry

Delicious berries

A distinctive, small weeping tree with dark-green heart shaped leaves. Greenish-white flowers bloom appears between March and April, followed by edible berries.

Where?

It is best grown in partial shade or full sun and is perfect in a cottage or informal garden.

How?

It grows well in any rich moist well-drained soil.

Morus alba Pendula can tolerate air pollution and drought and the berries can be used as a flavouring.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree, Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - December
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 110 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - September
Cropping September - September

Typically available

From February to December