Cricket Hill Garden

Mulberry, 'Northrop'

$ 38

Morus alba

Variety description: An exceptionally hardy black fruited cultivar introduced by St. Lawrence Nursery in Potsdam, NY. Original tree dates to the 1850s and has survived temperatures of -50° F.  

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 3-9. 
Winter dieback may occur the first few years in the coldest areas. In such a location, a protective winter mulch is recommended when the tree is young.

Size at maturity: With training when young and semi-annual pruning, mulberries can be maintained at 15-20'. The original 'Northrup' tree is now 70' tall, but has taken almost 170 years to reach this height!

Plant size: Own-root tree, 1-2 ft. tall with strong central leader.

When we ship: FALL 2022. Ordering for this tree will open in late spring 2022. If you would like an email notification for when this tree is back in stock, please sign up with the button below.

Shipping restrictions: None.

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