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Morus Alba Fruitless White Mulberry

Crisp green foliage of the Morus Alba Fruitless White Mulberry Tree
Crisp green foliage of the Morus Alba Fruitless White Mulberry Tree
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Height Excluding Pot: 2-3m (6ft 6-9ft 10)

Trunk girth: 8-12 cm

Pot size: 35 Litres

Plant ID: 3910 65

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Morus Alba Fruitless or Fruitless White Mulberry is a deciduous cultivar of white mulberry that produces no fruit. It is far less messy and a better choice for gardeners who want trees on the patio or near garden furniture.

This is a male clone of white mulberry that retains all the benefits of mulberry’s glorious dense foliage. It’s glossy green leaves shine in the sun when they first appear in spring. The leaves are large, consisting of a mixture of oval, heart and lobed shapes. They grow with finely serrated edges in a bright fresh green. Small male pendant catkins measuring 5-6 cm appear in May attracting pollinators, but because these are exclusively male, the tree does not go on to produce fruits. In autumn the Fruitless White Mulberry tree transforms into a golden crown of bright yellow foliage that eventually falls with the cold and windy winter months. During winter the Fruitless White Mulberry shows off its grey-green grooved bark in a strong framework of multi-stems or with a single trunk.

Dependant on growing conditions Morus Alba Fruitless will reach between 3 to 7 metres in height, but does tend to keep on the shorter side.

How Hardy Is Morus Alba Fruitless
Mulberry trees are very hardy and this fruitless version is just as tough. It will survive freezing winters and drought summers once established.

How To Use Morus Alba Fruitless
The Morus Alba Fruitless is a well-shaped tree with style, and it makes a unique specimen tree for the lawn – particularly because this fruitless version creates no mess. It can be grown as a single stemmed version or multi stemmed depending on your preference. It is a medium size so suits smaller more compact spaces with ease. You can place it in the border, or it will grow happily in a large well-watered container.

If you prefer a fruiting variety, that produces edible mulberries, we sell Morus Alba (White Mulberry) and Morus Nigra (Black Mulberry), which are both attractive trees with differing colour fruits. 

How To Care For Morus Alba Fruitless
Fruitless White Mulberry is hardy and requires very little care. It prefers a moisture-retentive but well-drained soil, and a spot that catches the sun, but it will tolerate poorer soils and partial shade too. You can boost its health with a thick layer of manure in the spring and by watering during dry spells, particularly if it’s planted in dry soil.If you want to prune a mulberry do so in the winter months once the foliage has dropped.

The Fruitless White Mulberry is a great choice for those that love unusual foliage and the compact nature of mulberry trees, but want to avoid the mess that its abundant fruits create each year.

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