Weeping Mulberry (Morus alba ‘Pendula’) is a deciduous small tree with a lovely weeping growth habit, with branches that grow vertically downwards, often reaching the ground. It is a fast growing tree when young. The foliage is glossy green, lush and dense. In summer, it bears edible, oval, white fruits ripening to deep pink, dark red or purple-black. It is a very ornamental tree that can also be grown in large containers.
Growing Weeping Mulberry Tree
- Dampen a piece of filter paper or paper napkin with water.
- Put the Mulberry Tree seeds on the damp napkin or filter paper and place it in a sealed plastic bag.
- Place the sealed bag in the refrigerator.
- Leave the seeds in the refrigerator for 60 to 100 days for stratification, or cold treatment.
- Remove the seeds from the refrigerator at the end of the 60 to 100 days.
- Prepare a tray with a mixture of equal parts soil, peat and perlite.
- Place the seeds just under the soil surface.
- Water the seeds until the soil is moist.
- Place the tray in a warm, sunny area – light for a minimum of 8 hours a day is required.
- Check soil moisture each day and water as needed.
- Check seeds every 14 days for germination.
- Pick out the mulberry seedlings as soon as roots appear. The roots are fragile and longer roots are easier to damage.
- Transplant the seedlings into individual pots, a minimum of 4 inches, to give them space to grow.
- If there is no danger of freezing, the pots can be moved outdoors to a sunny location.
- Water weekly to keep the soil moist.
- In 12 to 24 months the seedlings will be big enough to move to their permanent location.
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