Young Dwarf Mulberry
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Bred specifically to produce sweet and juicy berries on a smaller bush rather than a full-sized tree, these young Mojo dwarf Mulberry bushes are perfect for a patio, balcony or urban garden.
This slow-growing Mulberry is compact enough to be kept in a container on a patio or can be planted out in a sunny spot in the garden. If planting out, choose somewhere in full sun which is sheltered from cold, drying winds. Prepare the ground well before planting out, as Mulberry plants like moderately fertile, moist, well-draining soil.
Mulberry bushes are very hardy but for this young plant’s first year it is best kept in a container so that it can be moved closer to the wall of the house in the winter for some extra protection during the coldest months.
Whilst your plant is in a small pot it will need regular watering. Aim to water it heavily and then allow the top of the compost to dry out before watering again. If you decide to keep it in a container then it will benefit from being potted on into a larger pot at the end of this summer. Add a top dressing of well rotted manure or other rich compost to help your plant settle in.
The amazing thing about this dwarf Mulberry is that it can produce fruit on both new and old wood. They flower in May and June and have a long harvesting period from as early as May going through to September. This variety will usually fruit in its second year. The fruit are best picked as soon as they darken to black and are delicious with cream or ice cream!
Your plant shouldn’t need much feeding but if you are keeping it in the small pot for a while or the leaves start to appear pale or mottled, then a general-purpose plant feed will always give it a good boost.
Mulberry plants are deciduous so don’t be alarmed if it starts to lose its leaves in winter. These plants are reasonably hardy but if we do have particularly cold spells (-5C or colder) then a fleece or heavy straw mulch will give your plant a bit more protection especially in the first couple of years.