The mulberry is a fast growing, medium sized spreading tree that reaches heights of 15m. All three mulberry species are deciduous and are usually drooping or pyramidal in shape. Both the black and white mulberries are indigenous to China with the red originating from America. If you are looking for a great shade tree in summer with thick, dense lush green foliage and delicious plentiful crops of either juicy crimson black, red or white fruits in spring, the mulberry is the perfect solution for your garden.

  • Plant & Growing Tips:

    Grows in most regions of Australia.

    Mulberries do best in well drained soils, preferably a deep loam. However it will tolerate poor soils.

    Mulberries require full sun and adequate space as some trees will grow rather large. The black mulberry is the smallest of the three with the red and white varieties growing much larger.

    Tolerates cold climates reasonably well. White mulberry is the most cold hardiest with black variety faring less well to the cold.

    Trees are rather wind resistant and can be used as windbreaks for other plants. Not suitable for coastal areas with salt laden breezes.

    Although the mulberry is relatively drought hardy, provide plenty of water in the summer. Fruit may drop before it ripens if not enough water is supplied during fruit development.

    Achieve multiple crops by pruning immediately after the first crop.

    Do not plant trees near sidewalks and patios as the fruits stain easily and is likely to be tracked indoors.

    Allow 5m spacing between trees, larger varieties may require more.

    Birds love to feed on the fruit so a cover is essential.

  • Fertiliser Applications:

    Recommended Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser (or) Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Fertiliser Usage

    Year 1

    Late Winter: 400g
    Mid Summer: 400g
    Autumn: 400g

    Year 2 

    Late Winter: 800g
    Mid Summer: 800g
    Autumn: 800g

    Year 3

    Late Winter: 1200g
    Mid Summer: 1200g
    Autumn: 1200g

    Year 4

    Late Winter: 1600g
    Mid Summer: 1600g
    Autumn: 1600g

    Year 5

    Late Winter: 2000g
    Mid Summer: 2000g
    Autumn: 2000g

    Year 6

    Late Winter: 2400g
    Mid Summer: 2400g
    Autumn: 2400g

    Year 7

    Late Winter: 2800g
    Mid Summer: 2800g
    Autumn: 2800g

    Year 8

    Late Winter: 3200g
    Mid Summer: 3200g
    Autumn: 3200g

    Year 9

    Late Winter: 3600g
    Mid Summer: 3600g
    Autumn: 3600g

    Year 10+

    Late Winter: 4000g
    Mid Summer: 4000g
    Autumn: 4000g


    Comments: Fertilise the trees in late winter, mid-summer and again autumn. Spread the fertiliser evenly under the entire canopy of the mulberry avoiding 15cm area around the trunk. Water or rake in well.


Please note that the above information and recommendations are provided in good faith and are given without liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of their application. Optimum response to fertilisers will only be achieved when weeds, insect pests and diseases are controlled and adequate soil water is available.

Fertiliser use recommendations are presented as a practical guide to good agronomic practice under most situations. Local soil, climatic and other conditions should also be taken into account as these could affect plant response to fertiliser rates and applications.

For further information we recommend you seek advice from your local agronomist.