U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-05-2020, 04:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal
5,450 posts, read 9,342,300 times
Reputation: 4420

Advertisements

I know... I know….

But it is a "dwarf" mulberry, no taller than 10 - 15 feet (that's what's advertised)

What are your thoughts?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-05-2020, 04:52 PM
 
13,250 posts, read 6,263,196 times
Reputation: 24060
Sure why not as long as it's not next to the house or septic. I never knew dwarf mulberrys existed. Is it a fruiting mulberry? Is it grafted on top so the branches weep downward?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2020, 04:53 PM
 
3,299 posts, read 3,415,302 times
Reputation: 9628
If you like purple stains, go for it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2020, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
40,680 posts, read 50,813,620 times
Reputation: 114420
Mulberries are high maintenance and very messy, especially the Mrs. They've been banned in our area for years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2020, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Virginia
5,521 posts, read 2,751,159 times
Reputation: 15152
I had a native mulberry in my old yard. Sure, it was messy when it was bearing fruit but it did produce a large delicious crop of berries. I usually couldn't keep up with the output, and even the birds didn't get all the overage. It was a gorgeous large tree though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2020, 08:27 PM
 
13,250 posts, read 6,263,196 times
Reputation: 24060
It's in SoCal. 99% of mulberries in SoCal are fruitless. I've only seen a small handful fruiting mulberry here in 30 years and I'm in the nursery business. That said, maybe the OP is able to get a fruiting one. That's why I asked.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2020, 08:36 PM
 
Location: SoCal
5,450 posts, read 9,342,300 times
Reputation: 4420
Quote:
Originally Posted by marino760 View Post
It's in SoCal. 99% of mulberries in SoCal are fruitless. I've only seen a small handful fruiting mulberry here in 30 years and I'm in the nursery business. That said, maybe the OP is able to get a fruiting one. That's why I asked.
This is the one I have in mind
https://www.starkbros.com/products/f...aring-mulberry

It only gets 8 - 10 feet tall. As a kid, I raised silk worms so I collected mulberry leaves for their food.. it was fun. As a grown-up, I am only interested in its fruits.

Regarding to avoid planting near foundation, I am thinking planting 3 feet away from the backyard concrete wall. Would that be an issue?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2020, 08:41 PM
 
13,250 posts, read 6,263,196 times
Reputation: 24060
Quote:
Originally Posted by HB2HSV View Post
This is the one I have in mind
https://www.starkbros.com/products/f...aring-mulberry

It only gets 8 - 10 feet tall. As a kid, I raised silk worms so I collected mulberry leaves for their food.. it was fun. As a grown-up, I am only interested in its fruits.

Regarding to avoid planting near foundation, I am thinking planting 3 feet away from the backyard concrete wall. Would that be an issue?
Hey, that's very cool! Thanks for sharing the link and information. 3 feet away from the wall may be too close even though it's a dwarf. The trick will be to deep water it to promote deep roots. I have a full size fruitless mulberry that is quite large. I don't butcher it every winter like most people do. It's only about 6 ft from the patio concrete but has never been a problem and has no surface roots. It's not in a lawn situation and I deep water it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2020, 09:14 PM
 
311 posts, read 170,578 times
Reputation: 793
Quote:
Originally Posted by HB2HSV View Post
I know... I know….

But it is a "dwarf" mulberry, no taller than 10 - 15 feet (that's what's advertised)

What are your thoughts?
I have 5 Mulberry trees (wife loves them and it reminds her of her home country). My neighbor was very unhappy when I bought two of them - the other three were volunteers. But I don't like the fact my neighbor sprays their lawn and sprays for mosquitoes so screw an I told them I'd remove my mulberries if they would stop spraying their lawn. They refused but it shut them up!

I pick them and the rest the birds get-probably about half.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2020, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
6,285 posts, read 2,794,889 times
Reputation: 4636
Quote:
Originally Posted by HB2HSV View Post
I know... I know….

But it is a "dwarf" mulberry, no taller than 10 - 15 feet (that's what's advertised)

What are your thoughts?
How good are you using a limb lopper and a saw? Dwarf trees of any type can sometime surprise you, especially if you prune incorrectly.

We had 3 different varieties. I kept the trees manageable thru pruning during the spring, summer and dormant seasons. The weeping variety is very vigorous. The other two (fruiting varieties) are less vigorous but as still very vigorous as compared to other fruit trees. We probly had mid-full size trees but I was pretty good with a chain saw.

We especially enjoyed the tree with the 3" fruit. We kept the ground clean by eating fruit and freezing them like blueberries. You have to be on top of the ripening in the ~20 day period.

We bought our trees directly from the nursery farm-retail/wholesaler. Mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon. I worked on this farmland when I was in grade school picking strawberries. Send me the name of the grower.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top