Black Mulberry

Morus nigra

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Orders are for Fall Season

Fall Season our trees are not yet dormant. As such, we ship the plants in containers.

Fall shipping season will be coming to an end in mid November. Last day to place a Fall order will be November 11th 2021

 

 

If you are planting in USDA Zone 6 or 7  for this fall season your window for a successful acclimation from our warm plant zone of 8b in Florida to zone 6.  We recommend a Spring order or planting, for zone 6 & 7 this late in the planting season.

 Due to high demand of our trees an order placed today will not ship out until a few weeks.

Ideally it would be best to plant young trees coming from Florida in late September for plant zones 6 and in October for plant zones 7.

You will want to protect your young trees from any frosts and freezes or delay shipping to our spring bareroot/dormant season.

 

 

 

Fall orders are shipped by USDA Plant zones.

Plant Zones 6: late September
Plant Zones 7-8: October–November
Plant Zones 8-9: November

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Black mulberry trees are native to western Asia and the Middle East. This mulberry tree produces what many consider to be the highest quality mulberry fruits. Fruit from these trees is almost without exception black. Black mulberry trees are more popular in warmer, drier areas like California; when grown in Florida, they’re generally taller tree form.

A very rapid growing deciduous 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. Selected cultivars have the best fruiting characteristics, with large black berries up to 2″ long that taste like seedless blackberries! Mulberries are an important early season source of food for deer and game. Very easy to grow. Cold hardy to USDA zones 7-10

Height 30' - 40'
Spread 15 - 20'
Tree Form Modified leader or multi-trunk
USDA Zone 7 - 10
Blooms April - May
Drops Fruit or Nut April - May
Soil Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil if seasonal and well drained
Soil pH 5.5 - 7.0
Light requirements Full Sun
Pollination Self-fertile
Suggested Pollinators Each additional tree will increase pollination for better mast production

Spacing 40' - 50'
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. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. 

Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.

  • Black Mulberry size shipped: 12 – 24 inches

For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.

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