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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
black mulberry common mulberry
Persian mulberry sycamine tree
Morus are deciduous trees and shrubs with broadly ovate, sometimes deeply lobed leaves and inconspicuous green flowers followed by usually edible white, red or black fruit
M. nigra is a broad-crowned small deciduous tree with heart-shaped dark green leaves to 12cm in length, turning yellow in autumn. Flowers insignificant, greenish; fruits 2cm in length, dark purplish-red, edible
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, humus-rich, fertile soils with shelter from cold, dry winds. Prune in late autumn or early winter to prevent bleeding
Propagate by seed sown in containers outdoors in autumn or by semi-hardwood cuttings in mid-summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by a leaf spot, a canker, coral spot and powdery mildews
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