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Morus alba 'Pendula' (Weeping white mulberry)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Morus alba 'Pendula'

Other names

Weeping white mulberry

Genus

Morus Morus

Variety or Cultivar

'Pendula' _ 'Pendula' is a small, deciduous, weeping tree with heart-shaped leaves. Green flowers in summer are followed by edible berries in autumn which emerge white and ripen to dark pink.


Morus alba 'Pendula' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Weeping

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Canker , Coral spot , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Canker , Coral spot , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Morus alba 'Pendula' (Weeping white mulberry) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist, free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Any necessary pruning should be undertaken when dormant, in autumn or winter to avoid messy sap.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Morus alba 'Pendula'

Other names

Weeping white mulberry

Genus

Morus Morus

Variety or Cultivar

'Pendula' _ 'Pendula' is a small, deciduous, weeping tree with heart-shaped leaves. Green flowers in summer are followed by edible berries in autumn which emerge white and ripen to dark pink.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Weeping


Colour

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Canker , Coral spot , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Morus alba 'Pendula' (Weeping white mulberry) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist, free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Any necessary pruning should be undertaken when dormant, in autumn or winter to avoid messy sap.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Morus alba 'Pendula' (Weeping white mulberry)

Common pest name

Apple root knot nematode

Scientific pest name

Meloidogyne mali

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

UK (along with certain other European countries) received potentially infested trees in 1992; but these were destroyed at the end of the trial period and targeted surveillance has failed to find any trace of the nematode. Main impacts are on elm; apple and mulberry and industry should source such material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Morus alba 'Pendula' (Weeping white mulberry)

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range detected in Corsica. Although EU regulated; there remains some concern about the risk of introduction. This subspecies is known to be able to thrive in cooler climates. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Morus alba 'Pendula' (Weeping white mulberry)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Xiphinema bakeri

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode pest; could potentially affect trees and other species if introduced but many pathways regulated. No evidence of interceptions or findings to date.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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