Morus alba (White Mulberry)
An attractive medium-sized tree, occasionally grown as a shrub, with an open and upright crown of tangled branches. Glossy light green leaves, irregularly shaped and deeply incised, are late to appear in the Spring – often not emerging until the warmer weather of May – and are followed by both male and female flowers in the Summer. These flowers ripen into small, sharply tasting, fruit which resemble white raspberries, very attractive to wild birds but also excellent for making jams and preserves. Morus alba grows well on most free draining soils, and its lovely foliage turns to a glorious golden yellow in the Autumn even on poor or chalky conditions.
Ultimate height 10m (33ft), Spread 6m (20ft).
Morus nigra (Black Mulberry)
An attractive medium-sized deciduous tree, occasionally grown as a shrub, with a wonderfully rounded crown and an intricate nest of low, spreading branches. Bright green, heart-shaped leaves emerge in the Spring, followed by male and female catkins; these become a mass of large black and purple fruit over the course of the summer, edible straight from the tree or useful for culinary purposes. Gnarly grey bark gives even young Black Mulberry trees an old and historic appearance, enhancing its visual appeal. Morus Nigra prefers a warm and sunny area, preferably sheltered. It is very hardy across the UK and is generally easy to grow.
Ultimate height 10m (33ft), Spread 10m (33ft).
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