Fruitless Mulberry Tree

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Does anyone know where I can purchase a fruitless mulberry tree? I am having a hard time finding them available for sale. I tried calling a few local nurseries but none of them sell them. I did purchase some rooted cuttings off Instagram, but both of them have died out after about 2 months. Not sure what I am doing wrong? lol
 

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I got mine from Coastalsilkworms.com a few years ago. They are dwarfs. Not sure if they are still selling them.
 

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I got mine from Coastalsilkworms.com a few years ago. They are dwarfs. Not sure if they are still selling them.
I did see your thread about mulberry trees from a few years back, but I figured I would start a new one since that one was so old. I sent Coastal a message, just waiting to hear back. They don't have any listed on their website right now.
 

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I have to special order them from my local nursery. No one stocks them since they are seen as destructive and weed-like.

Don’t plant it anywhere near your house or fences.
 

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I have to special order them from my local nursery. No one stocks them since they are seen as destructive and weed-like.

Don’t plant it anywhere near your house or fences.
Mind if I ask what nursery that is? I am in SoCal as well and might be worth a shot for me to give them a call.
 

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I did find a Green Thumb closer to me in Lake Forest that has the ability to order fruitless mulberry trees. In order to get 5 gallon trees, they need to place an order of at least 3 tress. Otherwise I would need to purchase a 15 gallon tree (approx. 7-8 feet tall already.) I do not have a need for 3 trees, just 1 for me. If anyone is interested in going in on a group buy, please let me know. They are around $40 each.
 
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I did find a Green Thumb closer to me in Lake Forest that has the ability to order fruitless mulberry trees. In order to get 5 gallon trees, they need to place an order of at least 3 tress. Otherwise I would need to purchase a 15 gallon tree (approx. 7-8 feet tall already.) I do not have a need for 3 trees, just 1 for me. If anyone is interested in going in on a group buy, please let me know. They are around $40 each.
I'd take 10 of them. Too bad you are so far away,
 

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I'd take 10 of them. Too bad you are so far away,
I just ordered 10 myself haha. I ended up with fruiting ones though. I went with white ones and have lots of local birds so I’m hoping I won’t have too much mess. Thing is because I went fruiting I was able to get Bare root for just $13 each
 

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I just ordered 10 myself haha. I ended up with fruiting ones though. I went with white ones and have lots of local birds so I’m hoping I won’t have too much mess. Thing is because I went fruiting I was able to get Bare root for just $13 each
That is a solid deal. I just don't want to deal with the mess from the fruit and the birds, or chance the torts getting a hold of some. You and @Tom must have some massive properties to fit 10 mulberry trees! lol

I plan on keeping my tree in a pot for the next few years, so I need as small a tree as possible right now. Have you planted the bare root trees yet? How are they doing?
 

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That is a solid deal. I just don't want to deal with the mess from the fruit and the birds, or chance the torts getting a hold of some. You and @Tom must have some massive properties to fit 10 mulberry trees! lol

I plan on keeping my tree in a pot for the next few years, so I need as small a tree as possible right now. Have you planted the bare root trees yet? How are they doing?
I Have not received them yet looks like I will in 10 to 14 days. I have planted many bare root trees before and have had 100% success but this will be my first time getting them shipped in so time will tell though I am confident they will do well
 

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Sorry for all y’all! My 3 are all from the same original tree and are about 4’ tall. Got my eye on a few that are starting in the alley near me. In my neighborhood they are weeds
 

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Here in Kansas we have a Weeping Mulberry. They are fruitless and at the local nurseries. Buster loves this summertime treat!
 

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Does anyone know where I can purchase a fruitless mulberry tree? I am having a hard time finding them available for sale. I tried calling a few local nurseries but none of them sell them. I did purchase some rooted cuttings off Instagram, but both of them have died out after about 2 months. Not sure what I am doing wrong? lol
Just go with a fruiting mulberry......they are heavy bearers and absolutely wonderful and make very nice small trees. They grow fairly quickly and so won't do well in a pot.
 

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Just go with a fruiting mulberry......they are heavy bearers and absolutely wonderful and make very nice small trees. They grow fairly quickly and so won't do well in a pot.
I am just really not interested in dealing with fruit all over my yard, as well as purple bird droppings. I don't want to worry about picking up fruit off the ground everyday. I will probably just end up going with the 15 gallon fruitless tree.
 

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Good luck. I haven't had any problems with the berries in my yard and I have several trees. The squirrels, birds, etc. eat them so quickly there aren't any left laying around!! (They wait for days before they start ripening and I have to compete for my share!)
 

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I am just really not interested in dealing with fruit all over my yard, as well as purple bird droppings. I don't want to worry about picking up fruit off the ground everyday. I will probably just end up going with the 15 gallon fruitless tree.
I speak from first hand experience when I tell you that is a wise decision. I will never plant another fruiting variety. Also, I find the red type makes more and better leaves for tortoise food and for shade. I have both right now.
 

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Does anyone know where I can purchase a fruitless mulberry tree? I am having a hard time finding them available for sale. I tried calling a few local nurseries but none of them sell them. I did purchase some rooted cuttings off Instagram, but both of them have died out after about 2 months. Not sure what I am doing wrong? lol
I live in Phoenix, Arizona and they are not permitted to sell them any more here. Causes too many allergies. I have three trees bought back in 1978. So I am in good shape for leaves.
 
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