Cricket Hill Garden
Morus, 'Smuglyanka' Russian mulberry
Morus alba 'Smuglyanka'
Variety description: Russian cultivar with smaller black fruit. Named after the eponymous character of a famous World War Two Red Army ballad celebrating a Moldovan woman who fought as a partisan in the Russian Civil War.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Like other fruit trees, mulberries will do well in fertile, well drained soil. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 6-9. Untested in zone 5, but likely hardy to zone 5b.
Size at maturity: With training when young and semi-annual pruning, mulberries can be maintained at 15-20'.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 2' tall with strong central leader.
When we ship: FALL 2023
Shipping restrictions: None.