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Mulberry Charlotte Russe Growing Guide

mulberry charlotte russe

Hard to find the fruits in supermarkets, you can have all the joys of growing your own mulberries without the hassle of keeping a large tree. Mulberry Charlotte Russe is a dwarf and compact variety, only reaching a height of 1.5 metres, it is suitable for growing in any garden – a truly magnificent breakthrough.

This self-pollinating variety is fully hardy and fruits on both old and new wood, meaning you can be picking mulberries within the first year as opposed to the usual 8 or 9 years it takes most other mulberry trees.

Fruiting over a long period, berries will appear from May until September and have the added bonus of not containing pips.

Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers. Attractive to butterflies, bees and birds. Prefers full sun.

Supplied in a 9cm pot, plant size approximately 15cm.

mulberry charlotte russe

Planting

Choose a sunny position and a good fertile ground adding multi-purpose compost or wellrotted
farmyard manure. The soil should be moisture retentive and free draining. The plant
may still need watering for the first year or so and during periods of dry weather.

This Mulberry is perfect for growing in a pot. Plant into a decent size pot (approximately 20
litres) using multi-purpose compost and ideally mixing in a long term feed such as Vitax Q4 or
feed regularly during the growing season with a shrub and fruit feed.

Keep the pot well watered and prevent from drying out during the summer to ensure a healthy
plant and even more fruit during the season. Check your pot every spring and if the roots have
filled the pot, then plant it into a larger pot. Homemade compost could be added for richness.

In subsequent years Mulberries may still need regular watering and feeding to produce extra
fruit. Use Vitax Q4 during Spring and feed during growing season.

Pruning

Only prune dead wood or inwards growing and crossing branches or longer shoots, to keep the
plant in a nice rounded mound shape.

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