Morus alba, known as white mulberry, common mulberry and silkworm mulberry, is a fast-growing, small to medium-sized deciduous tree which grows to up to 10–20 m tall when mature. The species is native to China and India and is widely cultivated and naturalized throughout much of the warm temperate world. They thrive in mildly acidic, well drained, sandy loam and clayey loam soils, but they can withstand poor soils as well and are sometimes used in soil recovery plant mixes.
The fruit are edible when ripe (although they are not a single fruit as such, but a compound cluster of several small drupes). They are variable in colour, from white tinged with purple, pink, red and dark purple when ripe. They are smaller than the black mulberry, up to 1.5 cm in diameter and supposedly more bland, although when dried I can't taste the difference. Like the black mulberry they are eaten fresh, dried or preserved and made into jams and sherbets, particularly in the middle-east. Very nice when dried and added to mixes of nuts or muesli.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.