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Pruning a weeping mulberry

Oh my goodness. Do you understand the treasure you have? Find a master pruner to create a covered walkway! How wonderful. If you destroy this tree I will haunt you when I am dead! (Grins). That ...
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

I just got rid of a mulberry tree this year, and I'm glad I did. The fruit is so thick and dense that it covers the ground and not much else grows there. They grow fast. A branch growing 3ft a year ...
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

Mulberry trees can grow roots that break up sidewalks and such. I wouldn't plant them next to a house, either. Mulberries with dark fruits may fall on the ground, people may walk on them, and if they ...
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Mulberry bleeding for a month

This is going to be hard: the best thing to do for pruning is: nothing. There is enough of a collar around the cut that, with time, the tissue around the perimeter of the cut will heal over and close ...
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Planting mulberry too deep

As it's only been two days, dig it up carefully and replant at the same level it was in its pot or container when you bought it, no deeper, as soon as possible, don't leave it. If it was bare root, it ...
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Will this mulberry trunk injury heal completely?

Yes, the tree should heal completely, and probably by the end of next summer. A general rule of thumb when it comes to this type of bark damage is if the amount of bark removed is 75% or less, the ...
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Can I get rid of sap stains on my mulberry tree?

That leaking sap & stained bark appears to be caused by bacterial wetwood, also known as slime flux. This is a common bacterial infection that creates slightly caustic sap & raises pressure ...
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

They're short lived (50-80 years), enormous, prone to leaf spot which they will spread all over the area they're in (at least they are here), and should never be planted in a back yard unless your ...
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Mulberry trees can have both lobed and unlobed leaves?

Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) can also have lobed and unlobed leaves on the same tree. Young trees tend to have more lobed leaves, and mature trees tend to have fewer.
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Mulberry trees can have both lobed and unlobed leaves?

White mulberry (Morus alba) could have both lobed and unlobed leaves in the same tree. I find more frequently unlobed leaves, but some plants (especially on young stages) can have mostly lobed leaves. ...
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Pruning a weeping mulberry

Just cut regularly the bottom green part (just like the ruminants). But I would also consider to remove the entire tree. (No more, after reading Stormy answer).
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'Climbing' black mulberry (morus nigra), is this real?

I suspect a language problem: Blackberries (Rubus) are “mûre” in French, “mora” in Spanish and “amora” in Portuguese. -> which may easily be confused with Morus, the Genus of mulberries. But of ...
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Do mulberry hardwood cuttings (breaking buds) enjoy light?

I would presume that you did them outdoors and that ordinary sunlight would fine during the summer- just don't let them dry out- the problem with mulberries is they don't like to be pruned and the ...
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Are they snails in the mulch?

Snails eat anything, including each other, so they like fresh green and growing leaves (usually young leaves) and decaying matter such as dead leaves and other materials that may be present in mulch. ...
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Two grafts needed for weeping mulberry - is it true, and why?

Possible explanation 1 The rootstock is not compatible with the weeping part, so an intermediary variety is used for the plant to benefit both from the rootstock's traits and from the pendant top. It ...
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Is this Mulberry stem still alive

The colour of it indicates that it still is alive. See the difference of colour at the top? It should look a little orange if it were dead. Same for the buds, which are a little green. I advise you ...
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What should i do with this mulberry tree?

Those sucker shoots can all be usable. You could top them as bush so that they will send out side shoots for berries, or cut all but one to the ground if you want it to grow as a tree. The center, ...
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Will this propagated mulberry straighten out?

Yes, it will straighten out. If the trunk becomes twice as thick as now, it will still look a little bit curved (not as much as now), but nothing to worry about. It will of course never be as straight ...
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Pruning a weeping mulberry

I suggest two approaches: 1 Umbrella look This is simple, you just cut everything below set height twice a year. 2 Pedestrian tunnel The tree in the image above is a Sophora pendula, but it doesn'...
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Pruning a weeping mulberry

Easy way: two stakes with a level line between them and a sharp hedge trimmer More work pair of pruners to cut the branches back off the ground. Cut back to a leaf node Just cut it back. ...
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Why is my mature mulberry tree not fruiting this year?

There could be many reasons: Rain or frost during flowering. Poor soil (after 45 years the mulberry could have "eaten" much of the nutriments) Wrong pruning: old branches will not produce fruits, but ...
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What type of Mulberry tree is this?

I think it's a White. The leaf margins look a bit off because they range from more saw-toothed to more rounded. The leaves with fewer lobes have sharper margins. Ime (have 4 on my land, two old, two ...
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Will these varieties of mulberry survive the UK climate?

The Taiwan mulberry probably won't do well here in the UK - it prefers temperatures to be around 23-25 deg C year round, or at least, the newer hybrid Morus atropurpurea (syn M. alba) Miaoli No. 1, ...
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Why is my mulberry cutting dying?

If the cutting fails to develop roots, the resources within the stick will support leaves for a while, and then give out. You can tent in plastic to reduce evaporation/transpiration (but that can also ...
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Mulberry leaves tips burning, new leaves deformed

As with most issues of this kind, round up the usual suspects. Look for insects. You seem to have at least a little insect damage. Look for fungus. Look to weather, too hot or cold, too wet or dry. ...
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Yellow bugs on mulberry

It appears to be some kind of cool yellow spider. Spiders aren't known pests for plants. So, I wouldn't be worried. Perhaps it's some kind of yellow crab spider. They can change color.
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Mulberry tree on mostly impervious surface

It's hardly an ideal situation for the tree, but it may tolerate it. Bricks and cement are "impervious" from a high-speed flow point of view (what happens in a downpour of heavy rain) but ...
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When to remove unwanted buds

I remove unwanted growth when I see it; small enough to be removed with a fingernail is good. However the picture shows a very tall, slim tree which is very prone to wind damage. I would leave lower ...
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Help Mulberry ID

Mulberry plants all around where I am have leaves that change season to season. this could be, but the proper identification probably isnt possible because of that fact. Could just wait and find out
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