Morus nigra is a pretty, deciduous tree that is native to South Western Asia, where it has been cultivated for a very long time.
The Black Mulberry was brought to Britain by the Romans, following which time it was widely imported and planted by James I who was motivated to establish a silk industry; it was later realised that silk worms will only feed on the White Mulberry, Morus alba, and as such a legacy of old Black Mulberry remains in historic landscapes and gardens throughout Britain.
Morus nigra has very bright green leaves that are heart shaped and have a serrated looking edge to them. The bark is gnarly, giving even younger trees an old and historic appearance. The fruits emerge throughout the summer time, ripening towards the end of this period to be deep purple in colour and loganberry like in appearance.
As a mature tree, the Black Mulberry has a spreading, rounded shape to it which is almost domed, giving it a wide appeal architecturally.
This tree will tolerate most soil conditions, preferring a lighter well drained soil. It is an extremely long lived specimen which will spread almost as wide as it grows tall. It is a great addition to a garden, bringing a catalogue of interest all year round that includes its chequered historic tale.
Mature Height: 3-7m
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
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Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
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