Mulberry trees are a very popular choice and always sell out before the end of the season (August). If we are sold out you can still purchase one now for guaranteed delivery when the growing season starts again in August.
Wellington Mulberry Tree
The Wellington Mulberry (Morus nigra 'Wellington) produces large, attractive reddish/black mulberries and ripens before the Chelsea Mulberry. Our Wellington Mulberry tree is self-fertile which means it will produce fruits without the need for a similar plant nearby to pollinate the blossoms. The fruits are ready for picking late summer and they have a good flavour coming from a soft flesh.
It is supplied at a height of between 1.50 and 2.40 metres in a container for year round planting and comes as a Half Standard or Quarter Standard which means it has been pruned early in the growing process to give more of an ornamental tree shape.
We usually have several size and height options for the Wellington Mulberry tree, these being the 7 and 12 litre although at certain times of the year we have additional options in the 12 Litre. The options we currently have available will be the ones shown above this text. Below is an explanation of all the options that the Wellington Mulberry could come in.
Wellington Mulberry Tree Options
125-150cm: 1-3 years old. 5-9L container
150-180cm :2-3 years old, 5-12L container
180-240cm: 2-4 year old, 12-15L container.
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See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Wellington Mulberry Trees
Dear Alan and team, I'm sure you must have one! Just to let you know the Trev, or Trevor as we like to call him here in Surrey (or Sorry) depending on the 4 x 4 idiots, has arrived in fine fettle. He is looking splendid and is settling in to his new surroundings beautifully. We already adore him and he has quickly become a favourite in our little woodland. As you will see by the photos he has friends already. Pat, Monty and Amber to name but a few!!! He is still finding his roots but I'm sure with the possessive care he is receiving from Nick my husband, It won't be long before we start to see his true character, or divorce proceedings if the obsession gets any more out of hand!!!
You can be assured that Trev has found his Forever Home and will have a happy life here at Thimbles Woods. By the way, service, packaging and all that other boring stuff was first class. Kind Regards Ros Allen....Tree Lover Extraordinaire. 0718
Evening Alan, So sorry I haven't been in touch to say: Thank you ever so much for the Fruit trees. They arrived safe and sound. Were planted the next day and look great. Thanks also for the advice and guidance! Genuinely appreciated. We'll be in touch with our next project soon :)Best wishes, Nicki 0117
Dear Alan, It was a very good day indeed when a fantastic specimen of a Wellington Mulberry tree arrived. Nothing puny but a full blooded tree with luxuriant foliage.It was worth the wait. Hope you did not stress out too much regarding what reception the carefully nurtured tree would have. It is going to be safely installed near our living room window to be admired as the seasons go by. The exhausting process by which tree came to pop up in Wales did not escape our notice . Superlative effort. We have a new dependant and hope to care for it so that it has a happy fulfilled life .We thank you for your amazing attention to detail. It is clear that you feel deeply about living things and we feel that you should give yourself a congratulatory few minutes to chill and reflect on a task well done. Best wishes Alia and Roger 0816
Hello Alan. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. You might like to know that the last tree I purchased from you which was the Black Mulberry, is an absolutely beautiful tree. The shape, the foliage is stunning. We had our first fruit last year - almost a basin full, this year we had about a pound and a half. Not huge in size but then the tree is still young, but the flavour was lovely. I am very proud of my Mulberry which has the centre of a large area near the orchard. Just thought you would be interested. Take care and have a good week. (weather permitting) Regards.... Sandy. 0915
Just wanted to drop you a line to say my mulberry tree arrived yesterday. Beautiful condition and much bigger than I expected. Really pleased. Many thanks Jane Jerdan. 0815
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Fruit Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value.