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Mulberry Tree: King James (syn. Morus nigra Chelsea) Growing Chart
- Plant Outdoors
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
The tree arrived with soil and black plastic around the roots; it was in a large, cardboard box and was strapped so that it could not move about and be damaged. I was surprised that there was no plant pot but there was soil and black plastic packaging which served the purpose well. I did as the info said, put the roots in water for an hour or two before planting the tree; it was in a dormant state but looked healthy and is still looking good some two weeks later.
Another good tree/bush. Going strong and enjoying France
Mulberry Tree: King James (syn. Morus nigra Chelsea)
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.See Full Description +
- Quantity 1 bare root Tree
- Height 90cm (delivered)
Delivery: Early November to Late April