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Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

The Black Mulberry is a medium-sized deciduous tree that produces tasty blackberry-like fruits in summer. Always choose a superior, cutting-grown named variety for best fruit production. Fruit can stain surfaces where it drops, so plant this tree well away from paved surfaces.

Is Indoor Plant?

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    January
    1. Buy

    Buy bare-root trees this month, when available.
    2. Plant

    Plant bare-root trees this month.
    February
    1. Buy

    Buy bare-root trees this month, when available.
    2. Plant

    Plant bare-root trees this month.
    3. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
    4. Prune

    Prune trees to shape, but keep pruning to a minimum.
    5. Propagate

    Propagate from cuttings.
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy bare-root or container-grown trees this month, as available.
    2. Plant

    Plant bare-root or container-grown tres this month.
    3. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
    4. Prune

    Prune trees to shape, but keep pruning to a minimum.
    5. Propagate

    Propagate from cuttings.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy container-grown trees this month.
    2. Plant

    Plant container-grown trees this month.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer.
    4. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
    5. Mulch

    Mulch to conserve water use.
    6. Propagate

    Propagate from cuttings.
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy container-grown trees this month.
    2. Plant

    Plant container-grown trees this month.
    3. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
    June
    1. Buy

    Buy container-grown trees this month.
    2. Plant

    Plant container-grown trees this month.
    3. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
    4. Harvest

    Pick fruit when fully ripe and sweet.
    July
    1. Buy

    Buy container-grown trees this month.
    2. Plant

    Plant container-grown trees this month.
    3. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
    4. Harvest

    Pick fruit when fully ripe and sweet.
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy container-grown trees this month.
    2. Plant

    Plant container-grown trees this month.
    3. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
    4. Harvest

    vPick fruit when fully ripe and sweet.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy container-grown trees this month.
    2. Plant

    Plant container-grown trees this month.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer.
    4. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
    5. Mulch

    Mulch to conserve water use.
    6. Propagate

    Propagate from cuttings.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy container-grown trees this month.
    2. Plant

    Plant container-grown trees this month.
    3. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
    4. Propagate

    Propagate from cuttings.
    November
    1. Water

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Buy bare-root trees this month, when available.

    February

    Buy bare-root trees this month, when available.

    March

    Buy bare-root or container-grown trees this month, as available.

    April

    Buy container-grown trees this month.

    May

    Buy container-grown trees this month.

    June

    Buy container-grown trees this month.

    July

    Buy container-grown trees this month.

    August

    Buy container-grown trees this month.

    September

    Buy container-grown trees this month.

    October

    Buy container-grown trees this month.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Plant bare-root trees this month.

    February

    Plant bare-root trees this month.

    March

    Plant bare-root or container-grown tres this month.

    April

    Plant container-grown trees this month.

    May

    Plant container-grown trees this month.

    June

    Plant container-grown trees this month.

    July

    Plant container-grown trees this month.

    August

    Plant container-grown trees this month.

    September

    Plant container-grown trees this month.

    October

    Plant container-grown trees this month.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    April

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer.

    September

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    February

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    March

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    April

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    May

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    June

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    July

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    August

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    September

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    October

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    November

    Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    February

    Prune trees to shape, but keep pruning to a minimum.

    March

    Prune trees to shape, but keep pruning to a minimum.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    April

    Mulch to conserve water use.

    September

    Mulch to conserve water use.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    February

    Propagate from cuttings.

    March

    Propagate from cuttings.

    April

    Propagate from cuttings.

    September

    Propagate from cuttings.

    October

    Propagate from cuttings.

    Harvest

    When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

    June

    Pick fruit when fully ripe and sweet.

    July

    Pick fruit when fully ripe and sweet.

    August

    vPick fruit when fully ripe and sweet.

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