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Morus alba 'Pendula' (Weeping White Mulberry)

Weeping White Mulberry, White Mulberry 'Pendula', Silkworm Mulberry 'Pendula'


Morus alba 'Pendula' (Weeping White Mulberry) is a small, gracefully weeping deciduous tree with curtain-like, gnarled branches sometimes kissing the ground - and enclosing a fun hideout for children. They are clothed with heart-shaped, glossy dark green leaves, that may turn a pleasing yellow in fall. White mulberry is usually dioecious (separate male and female trees). 'Pendula' is a female tree with small yellowish-green flowers in drooping catkins. In summer, it bears edible, oval, white fruits ripening to deep pink, dark red or purple-black. 'Pendula'  is a popular fruiting, weeping form and a compelling garden curiosity. Morus alba 'Chaparral' is the nonfruiting male cultivar.

  • Grows up to 6-10 ft. tall (180-300 cm) and 8-12 ft. wide (240-360 cm).
  • A full sun lover, White Mulberry is easily grown in humus-rich, fertile,moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates heat, drought and a wide range of soils. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • Generally pest free. Keep an eye out for leaf spot, canker, coral spot and powdery mildews.
  • No routine pruning necessary. Remove diseased, damaged, congested or crossing shoots. Winter pruning while the tree is dormant helps avoid excessive sap loss.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in mid-summer.
  • Morus alba species is native to Asia. It poses an ecological threat by displacing US native species, possibly hybridizing with and transmitting a root disease to the native Morus rubra.
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Fruit, Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 8' – 12' (240cm – 3.6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Fruit, Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 8' – 12' (240cm – 3.6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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