Top Questions About Mulberry Trees

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Questions About Mulberry Trees

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Anonymous on
November 8, 2010

Q. Black Spots on Fuitless Mulberry

My Mulberry leaves have developed many black spots without the yellowing. They were healthy throughout the summer but as winter approaches, this fungi has appeared. I can rake up the fallen leaves and burn them but what kind of fungicide should I buy?

Answered by
Heather on
November 11, 2010
Certified Expert
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Any fungicide will work. I personally like neem oil because it will help with pest control as well and is safe for people and pets. Here is more information about it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 4, 2011

Q. Fruitless Mulberry Tree Dying

I am hoping that somebody can answer my question. I have had the most lush and beautiful, full fruitless mulberry tree. Last year, I had less leaves. This summer we had even less and stunted leaves (we could see through the tree clearly). It provided very little shade. It was kind of like one half of a branch grew, with smaller leaves and the other half of the branch did not grow. In fact, it was dead. I had a few people check out our tree and they had never seen the problem, or said it was dying. Now, there is a huge batch of mushrooms in a cluster at the bottom. Not in the grass, but on the tree trunk base. I am wondering if it is connected, or a fungus in the tree. What do I treat the area with, after I knock them off? We love our tree. Can anyone help us?

Answered by
Heather on
January 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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Unfortunately, your tree has classic signs of Armillaria Root Rot. This article will explain more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/armillaria-root-rot-control.htm

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Anonymous on
January 6, 2011

Q. Mulberry Tree

My fruitless mulberry tree has black under its bark on some branches–it’s almost powdery to the touch. –Is my tree diseased? Is there something I can do to help it recover?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 7, 2011
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Asked by
mamama on
January 23, 2011

Q. mulberry

where is it possible in the uk to buy a mulberry tree and would i only need one for fruiting?

Answered by
Heather on
January 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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I believe it is possible to buy them in the UK. While they can fruit without a tree of the other sex, the trick is making sure you get a female (fruiting) tree and not a male. Also, female trees produce better if there is a male tree within at least a few miles.

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Anonymous on
March 13, 2011

Q. White Mulberry Tree

I have bought a foot high white mulberry and didn’t realize until I did a search, that they are huge trees. Can I grow it in a large pot and keep the roots trimmed? I live in Sydney, Australia,  so it’s quite clement weather. Also, should I fertilize soon, or wait for a while?

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Nikki on
March 14, 2011
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Anonymous on
May 2, 2011

Q. Dead Mulberry

I had a 15 year old, non-bearing, Mulberry tree die in 3 months. It lost its leaves in December (Pheonix, AZ) and never came back. It looks like it was dipped in a vat of liquid nitrogen. I dug it up today and the roots are black, rotten and stinky.

It was watered every 4-5 weeks in the winter and every 2 weeks in the summer via flood irrigation. Fertilized with cow manure yearly (we own the cow). Any ideas what this disease is?

I’ve burned the tree and root ball and left the hole open to air out, but am concerned about my other trees. My other Mulberry, about 50 feet away has markedly small leaves this year.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 3, 2011
Certified Expert
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The tree has definitely suffered from root rot as a result of overwatering, especially during the winter months. These trees do not need to be watered so much during their winter dormancy or you will run the risk of rotting the root system, which I think is the case here.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 5, 2011

Q. Fruitless Mulberry Tree

I live Delta, Utah and I would like to know if the fruitless Mulberry tree will survive in Delta? My parents had them in Tucson, Arizona and we loved them. Fast growing and large leaves, which made it easy to clean up. We want to plant some trees at the church building for shade. If the fruitless Mulberry will not work, would you have a recommendation on what tree to plant?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 6, 2011
Certified Expert
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The answer to your question is yes. These trees can be grown in your area. In fact, did you know that Mulberry trees represent a distinct phase of Utah’s history? The silk industry, which started in Utah during the 1860s and continued in some places for decades, relied on mulberry leaves as food for the silk worms.

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