A timeless classic! Black mulberries are a childhood favourite with a sweet juicy berry, a glossy dimpled deep purple and black. They are deciduous trees losing all their leaves in winter and regrowing in Spring. Hardy, robust and long-lived.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
- Scientific Name
- Morus Nigra
- Fruiting Months
- September, October, November (calendar)
- Purchase Height
- 2 - 4 feet
- Maximum Height
- 8 metres – can be pruned to remain smaller
- Pot Size (Standard)
- 5 litres
- Pot Size (Dwarf)
- 4 litres
Tree Options / Variations
We may stock our fruit trees in a variety of options. In general, the advanced and extra-advanced trees are taller and more mature than the standard trees and will likely start fruiting sooner. If you have any questions about which is the best option for you, please contact us to discuss.
Most dwarf fruit trees are pot-friendly and can comfortably be kept to a size that suits smaller spaces like courtyards, balconies and verandas and planted out into smaller spaces.
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Regular watering whilst the plant is getting established and then watering when required depending on rainfall
- Benefits from plenty of fertiliser
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
How much water does it require?
Regular watering for the first 2+ years and then watering when required depending on rainfall.
When will it start fruiting?
12-24 months after planting.
Did You Know
Black mulberries are thought to be native to Persia and Mesopatamia and are now widespread across the world. They are bisexual and only require one plant to produce fruit.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.