Q: What is the best location in your yard to plant the dwarf mulberry?
A: These are bushes that can grow quite tall. But they also will produce a great bounty. They do well in the summer sun after they are established. So with that in mind, they would do best near the outer areas of a yard, or as part of a hedge row. They can become afternoon summer shade providers if planted in front of an eastern facing wall. They can be a good survivor if planted in front of a southern or western-facing wall but will need additional help to get past the first couple years until they are established. They will do fine in front of a northern facing wall. If you choose to plant in the middle of a yard, they will obstruct the view of whatever is behind it.
Q: Can these be grown in a large pot?
A: Yes they can. But the pot needs to be off the ground a little or the roots will grow through to the ground. Due to this added area for heat exposure, be sure to shade the pot from the baking summer sun. Also for all pots, when checking moisture levels check on both the sunny and shady sides as the sunny side will dry out faster.
Q: does the dwarf black mulberry need 2 trees to produce fruit? How long before it produces? Thx
A: The Dwarf Black Mulberry is a prolific and self fruitful producer. In a pot, plan on 3-4 years before getting fruit but it can be sooner. In the ground plan on 2-3 years before getting fruit. In either location the prolific bounty should appear in years 4-5 and going forward.
Q: Do these come in pots or bare root?
A: These come in our standard growers pot of 4" by 4" by 9" tall.
Q: Can they be planted on the west side of a block wall with full afternoon sun?
A: Yes, these can be planted on the west side of a block wall as they do well in full sun. However in a location of full sun and radiated heat, while they are young they will need shade during the brutal summer days. Two helpful options are using a temporary shade structure on the western side of the plant during the first couple summers, and adding wooden trellising or other heat mitigation on the wall itself.
Q: Size of tree? Age? Is it grafted onto rootstock? If yes, type? Fruit size? These details left out of description.
A: These are young plants about a year old. They are typically about 1-2 feet tall above the pot. They are not grafted. And the fruit size is dime-sized but prolific.
Q: I’m thinking about removing my oleanders and replacing with dwarf mulberries. They would be next to a block wall that divides the yard between my neighbors. Is the root system invasive? Also does a mulberry taste like a blackberry?
A: Vigorous is a better term that we would use to describe the root system of a mulberry as they grow fast if given the space. And they have their own flavor. A sweet/tart combination that is frankly quite a joy in the summer.
Q: How big are now these trees ?
A: These are in our standard growers pot of 4" by 4" by 9" tall. They tend to be about 1-2 feet tall - but will grow quickly if given the root space.
Q: Are the Dwarf Black Mulberry or Pakistani Mulberry clonally propogated or are they open pollinated seedlings?
A: Great question. They are clone propagated.
Q: Hello is this plant a true Morus Nigra or an everbearing dwarf type?
A: I am going to guess the ever bearing dwarf!