Hard to find the fruits in supermarkets, you can have all the joys of growing your own mulberries without the hassle of keeping a large tree. Charlotte Russe is a dwarf and compact variety, only reaching a height of 1.5 metres, it is suitable for growing in any garden - a truly magnificent breakthrough.
This self-pollinating variety is fully hardy and fruits on both old and new wood, meaning you can be picking mulberries within the first year as opposed to the usual 8 or 9 years it takes most other mulberry trees.
Fruiting over a long period, berries will appear from May until September and have the added bonus of not containing pips.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers. Attractive to butterflies, bees and birds.
Prefers full sun.
Supplied in a 9cm pot, plant size approximately 15cm.
Planting your Mulberry Plant
Choose a sunny position and a good fertile ground adding well-rotted compost or manure. The soil should be moisture retentive and free draining.
This Mulberry is perfect for growing in a pot. Check your pot every spring and if the roots have filled the pot, then plant it into a larger sized pot using a John Innes No 3 compost and add a bit of your own home made compost for richness.
Mulberries need regular watering and feeding to produce fruit. Use a potassium based fertilizer during the summer month.
Pruning your Mulberry plant
Only prune dead wood or inwards growing and crossing branches.