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Contorted Mulberry in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Morus bombycis 'Unryu'

 

Contorted Mulberry

Mulberry is a fruiting tree with green toothed leaves, and small somewhat insignificant flowers followed by abundant fruit which are white, green, or pale yellow, turning red then purple or black when ripe. The Contorted Mulberry has twisted, gnarly branches. It is self-fertile, and bears fruit after 2 or 3 years from planting.

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plant Features
  • Contorted Mulberry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Contorted Mulberry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Contorted Mulberry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Contorted Mulberry likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Contorted Mulberry

Latin name

Morus bombycis 'Unryu'

type

Deciduous Fruiting Tree

family

Moraceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Contorted Mulberry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Contorted Mulberry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Contorted Mulberry likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Contorted Mulberry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Contorted Mulberry is 3.00meters x 3.00meters 3.00 M 3.00 M

Morus bombycis 'Unryu'

Mulberry is a fruiting tree with green toothed leaves, and small somewhat insignificant flowers followed by abundant fruit which are white, green, or pale yellow, turning red then purple or black when ripe. The Contorted Mulberry has twisted, gnarly branches. It is self-fertile, and bears fruit after 2 or 3 years from planting.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Mulberries need deep, moisture-retentive, but well-drained soil in a situation where the tree will have up to 10 m. dia. of space in which to grow. Plant the tree in Spring, as the soil warms.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Mulberries can be propagated by hardwood cuttings. Cut well-ripened young shoots 30-60cm long (1-2ft). Dip the cut end in hormone rooting powder before inserting it 15-20cm (6"-8") deep into soil in a cold frame. The following Autumn plant the young plants out.

 
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