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Dion
Medium_img_3107 Low Mulberry tree branch

A friend told me that my very low branch on my new mulberry tree will cause the whole tree to die. Is this true? Thanks!

Submitted: 07:04PM, 02 Aug 2017
Answer: Hi Dion,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

While the low branch or the sucker from the base of the tree can cause some issues over time, it won’t kill the tree at all. It looks more like it is coming from the rootstock, and if they take over, will effect the overall fruiting ability of the tree.

We recommend that you prune this branch off as close as you can to the stem of the tree and remove it. Give the Mulberry a really good and regular feed with some Thrive Citrus & Fruit Natural Organic Pelletised Plant Food to help build its overall strength and growth.

Kind regards

Stephanie
Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 10:53AM, 03 Aug 2017

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