Dwarf Mulberry - Black

Morus nigra

Mulberry Dwarf Black on tree

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This mulberry has a very low chill factor making it ideal for our subtropical climate. Pruning after fruiting allows it to be kept under 3mtrs, and also encourages multiply cropping throughout the summer. It is best to pick the fruit when ripe, as it doesn't ripen further off the tree. A benefit of a mulberry tree is that the fruit ripens over an extended period of time unlike other fruit that often ripens all at once. The fruits of the black mulberry, considered the tastiest and most versatile of the mulberries are large and juicy with a good balance of sweetness and tartness. The fruit of the dwarf black mulberry is the same as that on the large black mulberry that we all know and love. The fruit is large, resembling a blackberry, sweet and luscious. When not devoured fresh it is ideal to use in jams, wines and mulberry pies. (Dwarf Mulberry Tree Video )This variety performs excellent in the Subtropics. There has been feedback that this variety doesn't perform as well in Temperate Climates.
Other Names: Majestic

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Specifications of Dwarf Mulberry - Black

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size), Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, October, November

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Dwarf Mulberry - Black Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 8months ago

Sydney, Nsw

Dwarf Mulberry - Black

Have had mine in a large pot and it fruits well. This year it has already fruited! The leaves came on quickly after winter then fruit and it's almost over!My question is should I prune it again after fruiting? It's only Spring!

Helen Brennan
★★★★★ 8months ago

Perth, WA, Australia

Dwarf Mulberry - Black

I only bought my dwarf mulberry tree at the end of summer I repotted it with a bag i the pot for easy transplanting It loves the manure and soil gave and it now lots of leaves and fruit on it Very happy Will keepm in a big pot and prune to 3m Love it

★★★★★ 11months ago


10/10 for rapid growth and surviving my nice and nephews... Planted this in September 2020 as a tiny Bunnings plant and by the start of Winter 2021, its about 7 foot tall! looking forward to it fruiting.

★★★★★ 1y ago

Lake Munmorah , NSW, Australia

Dwarf Mulberry - Black

Dwarf Mulberry BlackFruits continually and only leafless for a few weeks each year. Late summer fruit less luscious than earlier fruiting. Will try the coffee grounds to see if that improves the fruit. I prune it every year by a third to keep it low.

★★★★★ 1y ago

Mallacoota, Vic, Australia

Dwarf Mulberry - Black

Im from Vic, temperate climate. I bought a dwarf black mulbery from Daley's a few years ago. Its a vigorous grower, but wouldn't produce fruit. This year it's produced two decent crops. So maybe they just take longer to feel happy in temperate regions.

★★★★★ 1y ago


Very Happy with this tree. Started fruiting 2019, planted in 2018. Loads of fruits. Branches growing all over have to prune to keep it in check.Usually fruits in August/September. but I saw some fruits in Jan this year.

★★★★ 1y ago


Fruit are firm and quite tart in taste until completely ripe. These are NOT the sweeter more tasty variety you may have had previously. However, this variety is a prolific bearer. In Brisbane I get multiple crops each year with the main being in August...

Cate Cannon
1y ago

Belmont, NSW, Australia

Dwarf Mulberry - Black

This is my favourite tree in our garden. Looks nice, easy to look after, grows quick and fruits twice a year (pruning after fruiting).... the kids love eating the berries off the tree.

Mindy Pawsey
2y ago

Sunbury, VIC, Australia

Dwarf Mulberry - Black

In large glazed pot for 12 months. Has fruited 3 times & about to fruit again with over 100 fruit! Prune after each crop and you get multiple harvests in a short time. Susceptible to rust - don't water foliage. I use coffee grounds as mulch; it loves it.

★★★★ 3y ago

SUNBURY, VIC, Australia

UPDATEFlowers every time I prune, without fail. I have mine in a big pot and it gets quite a bit of water and coffee grounds and seems to enjoy.  Is now about 1.8m with multiple branching points. Purchased in May 2018, was under the height of the bamb...

Wendy Chew Lee
3y ago

St Ives, NSW, Australia

Dwarf Mulberry - Black

Dwarf Mulberry has been in a large container this Spring - currently yellowing so am assuming this is the Winter leaf fall - will keep you notified.

★★★★★ 4y ago

EASTWOOD, NSW, Australia

Very hardy plant. No transplant shock. Tolerates full Australian sun and heat very well, is thriving. Extremely low maintenance, just daily watering (due to heat). Has doubled in size in ~1month since purchase. I'm very pleased with this purchase and i...

★★★ 4y ago

TAMWORTH, NSW, Australia

I tried the fruit when I visited Daley's last month at Kyogle. A few of the large plants for sale were already bearing fruits. I love the taste. I bought two of the dwarf varities , black and red.

★★★★ 5y ago

HERVEY BAY, QLD, Australia

It's right next to a dwarf Red Mulberry but for some reason it's never had fruits to full growth. This year, with high drought was the first time it;s grown fruit but the birds ate them all so I never got to try them. The fruits on this one are long b...

★★★★★ 5y ago

ZILLMERE, QLD, Australia

The tree has grown very well and after 1 year we have started picking tasty fruit.

★★★★★ 6y ago

RUNCORN, QLD, Australia

Location: RUNCORN Brisbane Southside. Very hot backyard on a concrete slab.2018: Autumn here, and I adore my mulberries. I have a few, now, and really, the bigger the pot, the better they do. I can force a dormant state in winter if I keep them tucked ...

6y ago

Wheelers Hill , VIC, Australia

Dwarf Mulberry - Black

Prune at the end of Summer

★★★★ 6y ago


Out of our three plants, one died from spring frost (it broke dormancy too early), and the other two are growing like mad. The plants were less than 1 ft tall 9 months ago, one growing in a pot is now about 5 ft! Grown in soil from our garden with adde...

★★★★★ 7y ago

MANLY WEST, QLD, Australia

Love the fruit.  Gorgeous tree.  Grew really quickly and I had fruit in January after I first planted it in November 2013- this is unusual as main crop is in september/october and this year I was picking 12 berries a day. This  was really it's first...

★★ 7y ago

Maroubra, NSW

As the first fruit of spring, before fruit fly and coastal humidity start taking their toll, this is my favourite fruit tree for Sydney.

Happy Gardener
★★★★ 8y ago

Birkdale, QLD, Australia

Great producer of fruit every year and easy to grow

★★★★ 8y ago


Does nothing until spring then it takes off with very fast growth, started fruiting and has doubled in size by summer.Tree is now over 3m tall, grows super fast! keep pruning and it keeps fruiting from spring to mid autumn. Cut it back by 2/3 during wi...

★★★★★ 8y ago


I am addicted and neeeeed one of these in my garden. Just cut back 1/3rd after it grew to 3m over the summer from 30cm. New shoots are bearing fruit in subtropical March.

★★★★★ 9y ago


This one came from the nusery stall at Lismore car boot market. It has produced a regular supply of delectable fruit! 

★★★★★ 9y ago


First year in the ground (spent 1 year in a pot and didn't grow much at all) and it is absolutely brimming with fruit! We live on the South Coast and the tree is absolutely thriving! I LOVE the taste of the fruit reminds me of my childhood growing up p...

★★★★★ 10y ago

MANLY WEST, QLD, Australia

Height 3 mts (20/11/2012) I keep it trimmed to this height . This mulberry gets massive amounts of mulberries on for its size . Those grey birds with the black head think all there christmases have come at once .

★★★★ 10y ago


Lovely little tree this, unfortunately the fruit fly are attacking it. UNBELIEVABLE crop this spring (2012) no special treatment but I did cut back quite hard in winter.trying to keep on top of the fruit fly, it's not practical to cover the tree so am ...

Donna Mitchell
10y ago

Rathmines, NSW

Mulberry - Dwarf Black

Have had my dwary mulberry since spring 2007 and it is now 4m x 3m - need to prune at next opportunity. Loads of fruit twice a year (prune in between). My kids 4 and 2 love them and pull branches down to get to fruit when Im not looking!

★★★★★ 11y ago

North Ryde, NSW

Grows extremely fast! Fruits prolifically for a young tree, but the slugs love it!

Peter Murphy
11y ago

North Tamworth, NSW

Mulberry - Dwarf Black

Fruited after Nov. pruning Delicous not a big crop al finished by Feb. fertilized with a handfull of chook poo pelets no pests yet!

Peter Murphy
11y ago

North Tmworth, NSW

Mulberry - Dwarf Black

Dwarf black mulberry grown in pot fruited 1st year about to prune(early Nov)will see what happens and keep you informed.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

Recent purchase straight from Daley's nursery at Kyogle. Didn't have this one yet, and loved berries and silworms as a kid. Good jam fruit too. Dwarf for extra space.

★★★★★ 11y ago

mount Crosby, QLD, Australia

I have taken this plant to three places now. Uprooting it every time. It is a fighter and bounces back with a vengeance each time. Love love love this plant.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Grafton, NSW, AUstralia

I bought this in late summer 2009 and I transfered it into a large pot and got a small handfull of berries. It's now mid August 2010 and it has more than 100 fruit growing that should be ripe in a few weeks and I am hoping for a second crop in mid summ...

★★★★ 11y ago

Alexandra Hills, Qld, Australia

It tastes just like the old fashioned variety i remember from my childhood. The fruit is big and juicy and so refreshing.. mostly i love the size of my tree, this years will be my second crop.. and i hope to have enough to make a delicious mulberry pie...

★★ 12y ago

Happy Valley, SA, Australia

It was purchased in autuman and already has many little fruits forming. Unfortunately the leaves and fruits at lower part of the tree has been chewed by my pet bunny.

Tom Eastlake
12y ago

Young, NSW, Australia

Mulberry - Dwarf Black

My Dwarf Black Mulberry has been in the ground for about 9 months. It's about 2m tall and has been fruiting throughout the summer and now into the autumn. & has grown phenominally well. Slow to grow through winter last year, but has taken off since spring

★★★★★ 12y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

What a wonderful little tree.  Fruited from the first season and hasn't looked back - just keeps on giving.Have just been given some chooks so I'm sure the mulberry tree are going to enjoy sharing its spot with them.Cut it back a little late but even ...

★★★★★ 12y ago

Rathmines, NSW, Australia

About to plant in ground.  Has taken off since planting in ground.  5 new branches and a fair bit of fruit.The new branches are lower than the original branches and seem to be a lot longer as well.  I don't think this tree is grafted - hope not or I...

★★★★ 12y ago


Espaliered into a fan on 2m high trellis.

★★★★★ 12y ago

Smithfield, NSW, Australia

Supplier - DaleysGot it last Summer 08I loves this plant, as soon as it start budding, it is setting fruits.It had grown double in size now, I don't know if I should cut it back, as I don't want it to get to bushy or too tall.

★★★ 12y ago

Eagleby, QLD, Australia

New planting for this year from cuttings. Leafinf up well and even had fruit which I removed as the cutting was only in the ground a month.

Tammy Mutimer
12y ago

Bracken Ridge, QLD

Mulberry - Dwarf Black

My Dwarf Black Mulberry has been in the ground for approximately 6 months. It is about 1.5 m high and has already fruited! I have about 100 fruit. I cannot wait until this tree gets into full production!

★★★★★ 12y ago

Boondall, QLD, Australia

Fantastic little tree, lots of fruit this spring.

★★★ 12y ago

Goodna, QLD, Australia

cut back after it fruited. new growth with fruit late winter/early spring.

★★ 12y ago

Lismore, NSW, Australia

Allegedly dwarf, now pollarded so we can get a net over it to keep birds from spreading the unfortunately very viable seed. Fruits prolifically, but if we like the taste of the shahtoot this one will come out.

★★ 12y ago

Eaton, WA, Australia

Purchased this in 2008 as I enjoy mullberries but don't have the room left in the yard for a full sized tree. Growing this in half a wine barrel will keep the tree dwarfed and I'll still get a "taste" of fruit off it.Reasonably heavily pruned due to b...

★★★★ 12y ago

Cooks Hill, NSW, Australia

I am espaliering my black mulberry. Very happy with  me wee tree, it has fruited handsomly since purchase.

12y ago


Had grown very well up until our record SA heatwave and died shortly after 

★★★★ 12y ago

Petersham, NSW, Australia

Against wall in full sun. Looking happy. Some fruit last year (2008). Lots of green fruit now (august) .

★★★★ 12y ago

Auchenflower, QLD, Australia

This plant is growing well and happy in clay/shale with mulching and compostingNo fruit yet

★★ 12y ago

Narrabundah, ACT, Australia

Only had short while. About 8 berries this year.

★★★★★ 12y ago

Enmore, NSW, Australia

I planted it last winter and it is showing steady growth, there are lots of lovely new leaves and fruit. it competed last summer with an old orange tree but that has now been removed so it should have access to more water and nutrients.

★★★★★ 12y ago

Sippy Downs, QLD, Australia

Fantastic tree - last season gave me heaps of fruit, takes a while to ripen.  this year i have hundreds of fruit on my tree.

★★ 12y ago

Worongary, QLD, Australia

I planted this one so I could cover it, so I have a better chance of beating the fruit bats and birds to the fruit.

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