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Sweet Lavender Mulberry

Available Fall 2017

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Description

Sweet fruit that won’t stain! Fruit is firm and juicy, in shades of white, pink, and light purple – color darkens as it ripens. Fast-growing tree tolerates salt and drought, perfect for urban planting. Plant as a “protector tree” to keep birds away from other fruits. Grows well in containers! Heat-tolerant. Ripens April through summer. Self-pollinating. Morus alba

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Pink
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest April Or May Through Summer
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.5
Taste Sweet Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 5 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Had to have a complement for the Shangri La Mulberry I bought at the same time.
Richard A on Mar 24, 2017
Excellent producer and hardy. Great berry for most all uses.
Chieftin on Oct 10, 2016
Had to have a complement for the Shangri La Mulberry I bought at the same time.
Richard A on Mar 24, 2017
To distract birds from my cherries and a man once gave me a taste of his mulberry wine + I liked it.
CHRIS D on Jan 12, 2017
Excellent producer and hardy. Great berry for most all uses.
Chieftin on Oct 10, 2016
My Granddaughter chose this tree.
Carol S on Sep 20, 2016
My wife loves these berries. When we find a tree she always eats them but we never knew their name, finally we can have a tree of our own!
Jeff D on Sep 1, 2016
To distract birds from my cherries and a man once gave me a taste of his mulberry wine + I liked it.
CHRIS D on Jan 12, 2017
My Granddaughter chose this tree.
Carol S on Sep 20, 2016
This tree can reach 30' but can be grown in a container?
Terry P on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We wouldn't advise it; container-growing is better suited to dwarf trees. However if you try it, use an extra-large container to accommodate the root growth. You'll need to prune it to keep it in bounds.

Customer Reviews

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Fast growing plant
As promised this plant grew very fast and is showing blooms second year. It is already at 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide.
June 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
1 year review
Very healthy, vigorous plant. Grew two feet the first summer and even set fruit. I want more but as yet don't know where to put them. Hope the mulberry will distract birds from my cherries.
May 12, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Yummy berries
The tree had some berries the first year, but the year after the berries didn't ripen all the way and fell off. The tree is great, so I blame the weather this year.
August 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Nice tree
A little expensive, but Starks has good customer service and a hassle free replacement guarantee. I have 3 left of 5 that I purchased. Take Starks zone compatibility with a grain of salt and consider if you may have microclimate issues. I'm in 5b according to the calculator, but there is still frosts throughout May and as early as mid August. The early and late frosts have been pretty hard on these mulberries but they are 2years in the ground here and 5-6 feet tall now, bearing pretty well.
November 20, 2016
sweet lavender mulberry died
The sweet lavender mulberry I purchased died midsummer - not sure what happened, as the Asian pears and Illinios mulberry all looked great. I pulled the dead mulberry plant out in early september, and repotted it, hoping there might be some life left in the root (I have a grape vine that "died", but I left in a pot on the porch, then saw it sprout the following spring, so I am cautiously optimistic the mulberry might come back to life).
January 5, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
It's trying
Location and clay soil would be my guess for why it isn't doing as well as the other mulberry trees. I should wait three years before I review it. It might surprise me.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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