Morus alba 'PENDULA'

Morus alba
Morus alba 'PENDULA'
weeping white mulberry
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 2-3m
USUAL WIDTH 1-2m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Fruit trees
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White mulberry and its Pendula variety is one of the top popular weeping trees. No wonder – apart from its beauty it offers tasty fruit. Moreover its small size makes it an ideal specimen tree even for small gardens. Its deciduous leaves are heart-shaped, toothed at margins, up to 15 cm long, deep green and glossy, changing to yellow in autumn. Mulberry belongs to the same family as fig tree and has some of its genes. This is why some of the foliage is transformed to deeply lobed just like those on fig trees.

The fruit ripens from midsummer. It is oval to oblong, 2-3 cm long, black and easy to pick when fully mature. Some growers lay a sheet beneath the tree so that the ripe fruit falls down on it and they can easily pick it up clean. It cannot be stored and must be eaten or processed immediately. Fresh fruit has a pleasant, sweet taste with a light acidic flavour. It is best eaten fresh or used in desserts, but can be canned or made into preserves, too. Dried fruit has a more pronounced taste and can replace raisins. Mulberry is self-fertile = it does not need a pollinator.

White mulberry is perfectly hardy in Europe and should be cultivated in sunny. Grow it in any well-drained soil, constant moisture will guarantee healthier foliage. Heavy clay and water-logged soil may result in root-rot and death of the plant. It makes weeping branches that are fast growing if you prune them hard. Any pruning is best done in late autumn or midwinter to prevent it from bleeding. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4).

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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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