Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Tree
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Leaf
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Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Tree
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Leaf
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Additional Product Shot 754
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Additional Product Shot 357
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Additional Product Shot 753
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 8-12'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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Chaparral Weeping Mulberry
Morus alba 'Chaparral'
$245.00
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Order Now Shipping Spring of 2020

If you want a showy specimen tree in a hurry, Chaparral Weeping Mulberry is your guy. This male selection (read: no messy fruits) of the White Mulberry tree is a fast-growing tree with a distinctive weeping habit that will make a fine focal point in any of the landscape beds around your home. Unlike Weeping Willows, Cherries, or Beeches, it keeps itself to a manageable size and is perfect for smaller properties. Those with hectic lifestyles will appreciate the low demands this easy-care tree will place on their time. Kids will love the secret playspace they'll discover under its branches!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 8-12'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Show more ›
Shipping Spring of 2020

The Story

White Mulberry hails from China, where it has been a major part of the silk industry for almost 4,000 years.  Silkworms eat the Mulberry leaves, then spin cocoons, which are harvested for the raw silk wound up inside.  There was a brief silk industry chapter in American history in the 1830s, when silkworm eggs and Mulberry trees sold for outrageous prices.  But making silk turned out to be incredibly labor-intensive, and the market crashed.  No one seems to know where or when the variety ‘Chaparral’ originated, but the name would indicate the Western U.S.

The Details

Quite a unique tree if we say so ourselves. This Weeping Mulberry is a vigorous grower with pendulous branches and lobed, glossy green leaves. An excellent tree to use as a specimen or accent in your garden (and the kids would love to sit under it's canopy). No need to worry about the messy fruit with this male selection!

How to Grow

This tree is tough as nails.  It is unfazed by drought, salt, wind, or highly alkaline soils.  For all these reasons, it performs well even in the arid, fire-ravaged scrublands of the Southwest.  Hence, the name ‘Chaparral’?  This tree is just as easy to grow in Eastern landscapes—anyplace where winter temperatures don’t drop much below -20°F.  Plant two trees five feet apart and train the branches to form a room, like they did in the Children’s Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 8'
Avg Mature Width 10'
Spacing 8-12'
Growth Rate Medium-Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

5-6' Tall. This weeping form of Mulberry is pruned to begin branching about 5'. Wide and long weeping branches are fully developed. Stem caliper greater than 1 1/2". Grown and shipped in our #10 tree container.

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Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Tree
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Leaf
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Additional Product Shot 754
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Additional Product Shot 357
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Additional Product Shot 753
Chaparral Weeping Mulberry Additional Product Shot 1265