Mulberry Trees

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  1. Leaves on Fruitless Mulberry Tree
  2. Do Mulberry Trees Grow in Manitoba?
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  4. Corkscrew Mulberry Tree
  5. Sterilizing a Fruitful Mulberry Tree
  6. Weeping Mulberry Tree
  7. Fruitless Mulberry Bark
Asked by Anonymous on May 8, 2011
Leaves on Fruitless Mulberry Tree

This is a second year tree. As leaves come out, edges are curled and whitish, and the tree does not seem to be doing as good as it did the first year. You think it is not enough water? I do have it in the middle of a lawn.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Did you fertilize your lawn recently? Sometimes lawn fertilizer can be too much for a tree and the roots get burned, particularly if the ground was dry when the fertilizer was applied. This can cause the type of leaf damage you describe. Additional water will help it, if this is the case.

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Asked by hkrahn on May 17, 2011
Do Mulberry Trees Grow in Manitoba?

I grew up in the south where we had mulberry trees, and I loved the fruit and the jam we made with it. Do they grow in Manitoba and where could I buy them?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Unfortunately, they do not grow where you are.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 23, 2011
Trees

I recently transplanted a weeping mulberry tree. It does not appear to be doing well. Others in the neighborhood are lush and green. Mine has not changed much at all. The leaves are small and green (asĀ of transplant time) but do not seem to be getting any bigger. Is mine just in shock or dying?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is possible that the tree in going through some transplant shock. this article will help with that: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 8, 2011
Corkscrew Mulberry Tree

We have a corkscrew fruitless mulberry tree that has been growing well for the last five years. This year the tree sprouted leaves as normal, but now the leaves are curling up and falling off the tree leaving behind bare branches. The leaves do not have black spots nor do they turn yellow. Any idea what is affecting our tree? The tree is about eight feet tall with a trunk of 12 inches in circumference.

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Jackie

Did the leaves turn yellow before the fell? If so, your tree may be suffering from iron deficiency. Adding iron to the soil and using a foliar spray may help. Unfortunately, if that's not the case, most mulberry diseases prove fatal.

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Asked by shirley74 on July 13, 2011
Sterilizing a Fruitful Mulberry Tree

I live in a mobile home park and removing the tree is out of the question. The tree is 30 years old. When the berries fall, it makes my small yard unusable for a few months and causes stains in my carport and driveway and sometimes gets on people shoes and gets carried indoors. Is there something I can do about this situation, or do I just have to live with it?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are sprays available that can reduce the tree's ability to produce fruit. They are sold as "fruit eliminator sprays". They are available at many nurseries and certainly online.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 22, 2011
Weeping Mulberry Tree

The growth at the top of my weeping mulberry tree is growing upwards instead of weeping. Why is that?

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Cathy

You need to prune and shape it to weep. Normally you should do pruning when the tree is dormant. Use sterile, sharp pruners and prune no more than 1/3 at a time.

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Asked by webtruckin on August 3, 2011
Fruitless Mulberry Bark

What would cause bark on mulberry trees to look like it has been scratched on? I am trying to find out what is wrong with my fruitless mulberry trees. One of them has lost all the leaves and looks like the bark has been scratched out in spots. I have now noticed another one is starting to get the same way. I live in southern Az.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It may actually be animals. Deer or other antlered animals will use trees to rub their antlers on. This causes scratches and damage to the bark.

It may also be a canker fungus. There are several that can affect the trees. This guide will help you determine which it might be: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/SUL11.pdf

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