Black Mulberry

Morus nigra

Morus nigra

Brought to Britain by the Romans and widely planted by James I, who wished to establish a silk industry – only to find that silkworms feed exclusively on the White Mulberry!

A medium tree of great dignity and beauty, it has a gnarled, rugged trunk and most attractive, heart shaped leaves.

The deep purple fruits, which look like large loganberries are tasty and have a variety of culinary uses. It has a domed, rounded habit, giving it a most architectural appeal.

Very long-lived, but not as slow growing as is often supposed.

We grow Morus nigra as both single and multi-stems.

Mature heights and crown spread can vary depending on environmental conditions

Mature height: 5-10m

Mature spread: 5-10m

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