I have a lovely dwarf mulberry which needs to go to a good home. It gets about 2 kilos of mulberries every year. If anyone wants it they'll need to dig it up plus provide whatever they need to take it away. I have shovels. Please let me know if anyone is interested. I live in Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula.
How tall, how much of a spread and how old is it? (Trying to figure out if I can handle it)
How tall = how much you want to prune. I keep branches within very easy reach for picking, it's surprisingly small for the amount of fruit you get,and not much spread. I have it in small space. I think I've had it three years. Have attached a photo, I have recently pruned it to about 4ft tall.
I should be able to handle it. If no one else is interested, I could come out and dig it up on Sunday, if that's okay for you. I got a spot in my yard it should be happy in.
Before you dig it up Jan, prune it right back to maybe a foot for each main branch. That way you can handle it more easily. The prunings can be struck for more trees if you've a mind for that. Being deciduous, the plant will not be as shocked as an evergreen at being cut back hard.
Good idea, Elaine.
Tracy, is this mulberry a natural dwarf or grafted?
Natural dwarf. Sunday is fine, I'll send you my details in a message. Thanks Jan!
Ooh, I'd love to get hold of a cutting or two! I'm not sure how to make that happen, but if someone could put one in a pot it would be much appreciated.
I'll see what I can do for you, Rob.
Even if I'm unable to do it on Sunday for some reason, I can certainly do it after the tree settles in to its new home.
Jan, if you are cutting it back, can I please have a cutting also
I'll have to see what I have to work with and I'll let you and Rob both know.