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£34.95 each

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Mulberry Tree: King James (syn. Morus nigra Chelsea)

  • Catalogue Code 1070-5635
  • Pack Contents: 1 bare root Tree

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: Quince A

Mature Height: 15-20ft / 4.5-6m

Height
90cm (delivered)

Features

  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Attracts Bees
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Will flower well in partial sun

Growing Calendar for Mulberry Tree: King James (syn. Morus nigra Chelsea)

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Harvest
15-Apr-2016
Rating:4

As Above

06-Apr-2016
Rating:5

Nice specimen and I have high hopes it will be a very nice specimen in the years ahead.

18-Feb-2016
Rating:4

OK so far. Waiting to see if it's ok in a few months time.

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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