Wellington mulberry trees

  • Pick: Early-season
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Although not as well-known as the more established King James mulberry, Wellington produces larger and blacker fruits, and is likely to ripen a week earlier (towards the end of August in southern England).

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Wellington mulberry trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Refer to product details Half-standard premium - 12l pot £35.45

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Wellington

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Attractive tree
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Black
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Temperate climates

Pollination guide for Wellington

Wellington is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Wellington mulberry trees

Mulberry trees are self-fertile, easy to grow, and tend not to suffer from diseases. The most important thing for a newly-planted mulberry is to keep it well-watered over the spring and summer, and feed it regularly until the tree has established

Fruiting should begin after 7-8 years, and the tree will continue to grow for a decade or more, reaching a height and spread of about 6m / 20ft.

As with all mulberry trees, pruning is best avoided and is rarely necessary.

Botanical name

Morus nigra 'Wellington'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.