Morus + ODRŮDY

Morus + ODRŮDY
edible mulberry
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
Deciduous broadleaf
náhled fotonáhled fotonáhled foto

Mulberry is a versatile tree used in ornamental landscaping as well as pomiculture. You can find it in standard forms with a long trunk, or as a half-standard which is suitable for easy fruit picking. It can also be seen grown as a shrub densely branched from the ground. Here we will describe edible forms of morus nigra, morus rubra, morus macroura and their hybrids, plus morus alba except for its weeping variety Pendula which has its own description here.

Deciduous leaves are heart-shaped, toothed at margins, up to 15 cm long, deep green and glossy, changing yellow in autumn. Mulberry belongs to the same family as fig tree and its leaves sometimes show irregular lobes similar to fig leaves.

The fruit ripens from early to midsummer. It is oval to oblong, 2-5 cm long, black, and easy to pick when fully mature. That is why 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. Mulberry is self-fertile = it does not need a pollinator.


Jumbo (black mulberry) is a variety with large and chubby fruit of delicious taste.

Wellington (red mulberry hybrid) is a heavy cropper with excellent fruit.

An interesting thing is that the whole plant has high potential in medicinal usage, especially in Chinese medicine it has long history. Leaves are good for diseases like cold and bronchitis, fruit has a tonic effect on kidney energy and in the treatment of urinary problems as well as premature hair graying, and the root bark is found useful for curing asthma, hypertension, and even diabetes.

Mulberry has been grown in our country for centuries and is widely adaptable. Though, for highest yields and plant health it needs a warm position and a lot of sun for plenty of fruit. 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. Prune it when young to achieve a desirable shape, it can also be sheared regularly at the end of winter to reduce its size in small gardens. Hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 14-04-2010; 13-01-2017; 13-05-2018
Goods are shipped all over Europe. For Russia and U.K. and for further details please read about SHIPPING OPTIONS HERE.
view item form pot size quality price (incl. VAT) where in stock sending options quantity
Morus + ODRÙDY černá height 40-50

THE PRICES INCLUDE VAT of 15%. For quick conversion you can use 1 CZK = approx. 0.04 EUR


Morus alba
  • 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

This site uses cookies to provide services and traffic analysis - here you can find details. I use this site for further use of this site ACCEPT.