A very rapid growing deciduous small tree, mulberry fruits very early in the spring and is an excellent wildlife food source at a time of year when there is little ripe fruit available. There are three species: Black, White, and the native Red Mulberry. Mulberries are an important early season source of food for wildlife, deer and game. Everbearing Mulberry is often smaller with a more bush-like growth habit. Very easy to grow.
|Height||10' - 15'|
|Spread||15' - 20'|
|Tree Form||Modified leader or multi-trunk|
|USDA Zone||6 - 10|
|Blooms||April - May|
|Drops Fruit or Nut||April - May|
|Soil pH||5.5 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full Sun|
|Suggested Pollinators||Plant multiple trees for higher yields|
|Spacing||20' - 25'|
|Pruning||Light pruning while young to create strong branch framework.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. Our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. We ship you the same trees we ship to garden centers and nurseries.