‘Illinois Everbearing’ MulberryMorus alba x M. rubra 30x20' White County, Illinois, 1947. One of the most renowned mulberry varieties, thought to be a cross between the Asian M. alba and the native M. rubra.
Sweet flavorful purple-black 1" blackberry-like fruit is delicious fresh, in sauces, pies, fruit leather or smoothies. What fruit you don’t pick, the birds will. Great tree for viewing a huge variety of birds up close. Plant it next to the chicken pen where it will rain chicken feed into the yard for several weeks, or put down a sheet to collect the fruit as it falls.
Dense round-topped tree is one of the last to leaf out in the spring and one of the first to set fruit. Ripens in mid-July and continues for several weeks into late summer.
Fast growing, even in poor soils. Prefers moist well-drained soils but otherwise adaptable. Full sun to partial shade; withstands pollution, drought, wind and salt. Self-fruitful grafted cultivar, so only one plant required for fruit. Z4/5. (2-5' bare-root trees)
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