Morus nigra (F)

  • Other common names black mulberry
    common mulberry
    Persian mulberry
    sycamine tree
  • Family Moraceae
  • Genus Morus are deciduous trees and shrubs with broadly ovate, sometimes deeply lobed leaves and inconspicuous green flowers followed by usually edible white, red or black fruit
  • Details M. nigra is a broad-crowned small deciduous tree with heart-shaped dark green leaves to 12cm in length, turning yellow in autumn. Flowers insignificant, greenish; fruits 2cm in length, dark purplish-red, edible
  • Plant range SW Asia


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moist, humus-rich, fertile soils with shelter from cold, dry winds. Prune in late autumn or early winter to prevent bleeding

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in containers outdoors in autumn or by semi-hardwood cuttings in mid-summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases May be affected by a leaf spot, a canker, coral spot and powdery mildews