Growing Calendar for Mulberry Tree: King James (syn. Morus nigra Chelsea)
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The subject of nursery rhymes yet our Mulberry has an even more distinguished history!
Our stock is derived from a famous old tree planted in London's Chelsea Physic Garden under order from King James I.
Although the tree was lost in the last war, cuttings were taken in time to enable the line to continue.
Subsequently the trees were planted by Churchill at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire and also to commemorate the Queen's coronation as well as stocks kept for future planting up to present times.
Although capable of great longevity Mulberries are worth a space in any garden for their soft, succulent foliage and sweet and juicy purple fruits.
Rootstock: M. Alba
Flowering Group: Self-Fertile
Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 8m/26ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
Lovely little tree. Very pleased.
Nice specimen and I have high hopes it will be a very nice specimen in the years ahead.
Fruit Tree Rootstock Information
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
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