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Illinois Everbearing mulberry trees

Morus alba x Morus rubra
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
An American hybrid mulberry, producing long black fruits from an early age.

Illinois Everbearing mulberry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG1Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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This variety is also available for delivery to Europe. Contact us for details.

Illinois Everbearing is an American hybrid mulberry, notable for its long black fruits. It produces fruits over a period of several weeks in mid-summer.

Unlike the traditional English mulberries which take many years to start bearing, Illinois Everbearing should being fruiting after 3-4 years. It also won't get so big - probably around 4m after 10 years.

How to grow

Illinois Everbearing is cold-hardy and easy to grow. However for best results in the UK plant in a warm sheltered spot in full sun, with plenty of space around it, and avoid pruning.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Illinois Everbearing originates from the USA and is a hybrid of the White mulberry and North American species - Morus alba x Morus rubra.

Illinois Everbearing characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Fruit colourBlack

Similar varieties

  • Carman
    An unusual mulberry, with large sweet white fruits. Carman starts fruiting at a much younger age than other mulberries.