Morus alba ('Macrophylla') 'PLATANIFOLIA'

Morus alba ('Macrophylla')
Morus alba ('Macrophylla') 'PLATANIFOLIA'
plane-leaved mulberry
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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This mulberry is very special. Deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves draw your attention as they bear strong resemblance to leaves of plane trees. Many of the largest leaves at the ends of the branches keep their green colour until late in the autumn when they fall down green. The crown is wide spreading and thick, which makes it an ideal opportunity to place a bench underneath and enjoy its shade.

The crown is somewhat regular in shape and we have a trick to make it look even more umbrella-like: after danger of bad frosts just cut last year’s branches to about 20 cm. This will encourage rapid new growth of long branches (up to 1.5 m per year) that will spread mainly to sides. Unpruned, it will make regular mushroom-head crown with standard size growths.

Find it a nice place sheltered from drying winter winds. It grows in almost any well-drained soil but will thrive in deep, fertile soil, making longer branches and bigger leaves. Fully hardy to -24°C and withstands occasional swings to -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 19-01-2009
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GLOSSARY
  • 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

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