Mulberries have been grown in Britain since 1550. They have been grown as much for their fruit as for their ornamental appearance. Mulberries are not for the small garden, although they are slow growing, they will reach a height and spread of 12m. Small green-yellow flowers are borne in catkins in May and June, they are followed from August to September by loganberry-like fruits which have a pleasant, slightly acid flavour. The heart-shaped, mid-green leaves turn yellow in autumn.
Grow in moderately fertile moist but well-drained soil in full sun. They need to be protected from cold winds.
Mulberries are available in 12 litre containers all-year-round.
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