Excellent Fruitless Mulberry Trees In Your Garden
The fruitless mulberry trees are excellent choice to be made as a landscape trees for the garden. Basically introduced for the purpose of feeding silkworms, it has become a tree of choice for beautifying the garden. It belongs to the genus Morus, which comprises about 16 species including the fruit bearing mulberry cultivar. The fruitless mulberry garden tree develops a very dense and round-topped crown, and the tree itself could grow to a height of 20-60 feet, with a trunk that may be as wide as 45 feet wide. The result is that, it provides for a deep and shady foliage and makes for a lovely addition to any landscape. Some varieties within this cultivar have a drooping appearance of a gigantic creeper. The young branches may have a orange-colored tinge to them, which is lost as the tree matures. Though the tree is deciduous in temperate regions, when grown in a tropical climate, it can be evergreen as well.
This garden tree can be easily propagated through cuttings of young wood or even mature wood. They are fast growers and non fussy. They do well in most soils, but prefer a soil with a pH of 6.1 to 6.5. However, it is best to avoid heavy clay soils. These trees need full or partial sun and it has been observed that they do not grow half as well in shade. The fruitless mulberry likes to be watered well but being drought-resistant will tolerate dry spells too.