|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
Originating from Iran
A deciduous medium sized round headed tree with heart shaped leaves that turn golden in Autumn. The mulberry has a long history and royal associations. It is cultivated for its succulent purple fruits, it has an architectural habit and becomes crooked and gnarled with time.
Grow in any moist well drained soil in an open and sunny aspect.
Height and spread in 4 – 5 years 2.5m x 1.5m
Mature height and spread in 10 – 12 years if not pruned 4m x 4m
Potential height and spread after 25 – 30 years 10m x 8m