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

£34.99 each

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

Capable of great longevity Mulberries are worth a space in any garden for their  attractive foliage and succulent ,sweet and juicy purple fruits. Mulberries are self-fertile and long lived trees that develop a characteristic gnarled appearance as they age.

The juicy mulberries are ready to harvest in summer.

Mulberries are the subject of nursery rhymes yet our Mulberry has an even more distinguished history! These mulberry trees are derived from a famous old tree planted in London's Chelsea Physic Garden under order from King James I; hence its two names:King James, also listed as Morusnigra Chelsea.

Although the original mulberry 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.

Planting and After care  All our bare root trees are delivered with a growing guide that gives full planting and care instructions.

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Catalogue Number 1070-5635
  • Quantity 1 bare root Tree
  • Height 90cm (delivered)

Delivery: Early November to Late April

£34.99 each
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