Hard to find, but easy to grow and an absolute delight to eat, mulberries deserve a spot in your garden. They’re available in white, red or black berries and perfect eaten fresh, stewed or cooked into a pie – mmm, yum! Mulberries can grow into large trees, up to 10m, which make them great shade trees, but if you don’t have the space, look for dwarf varieties, which can grow up to 5m. Be aware though – the fruit can stain, so grow away from paths and cars.
Well drained soil enriched with organic matter
Mid to late summer
Bare rooted trees in winter or potted plants during the warmer seasons