Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball.
If planting in winter, soak bare-rooted plants in a bucket of water for 30 minutes prior to planting. Remove from bucket, position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. If planting a potted plant, remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots, then position in hole and backfill.
Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed. Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots.
Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk.
Water deeply, once every 2-3 days, depending on weather conditions. Once established, water deeply once two weeks.
A fast growing tree an ideal choice for new gardens.
Can strike them from cuttings, take in early spring about 90cm long, place them in cool shaded spot in a pot. They will be ready for transplant after a year’s time, or purchase a healthy plant from a reputed nursery.
Though they can be grown from seeds it may take up to 10 years before they bear fruit.
They can grow up to 12 metres in height and spread about 18 metres.
Only pick fruits when they are ripe.
Hard prune in winter & lightly prune after fruiting period.
A must have tree if you wish to keep silkworms.
Morus macroura ‘Shatoot’
Morus alba ‘Pendula’
Morus nigra ‘Hicks Fancy’
Morus nigra ‘Black English’
Morus rubra ‘Everbearing Downings’