How to propagate Black Mulberry
Cuttings of half-ripe wood and mature wood of the current season's growth grows easily. Bury the cuttings to threequarters of their depth and keep moist.
Sow outdoors in autumn-winter; spacing them 4-6 m apart, germination time - 1-3 months. Keep moist! In Europe, seed propagation works best with seeds that have been harvested from ripe fruits. These need to be washed to prevent mould and kept in the fridge for 2-3 months. Sow in spring in a propagator in a sunny location.
Special features of Black Mulberry
Repels harmful insects
Notably resistant to honey fungus.
Suitable for growing in containers outdoors.
The ripe fruit is very attractive to various birds.
Other uses of Black Mulberry
Specimen and fruit
Ripe fruits are used to make jams, jellies, and syrups. The leaves make a good vegetable, cooked or dried. The leaves are the preferred feedstock for silkworms and other livestock.
The leaves, bark and fruits are used in Chinese medicine for coughs, colds, diabetes and constipation. It is also used to treat snakebites, among other illnesses across the world. There is a long history of medicinal use in Chinese medicine and all parts of this plant are used in some way or another.