Scale in drawing:
1cm = 2m
The Black Mulberry
a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers)
25 – 50 years
b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades)
c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or combo ie Su/Au)
Late spring to summer
d) Expected or average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins. (ie year 8 to 20 = 12 yrs)
e) Country/area of origin
f) Average annual rainfall in area of origin
g) Latin name of tree and family
h) Any other products, benefits, useful or interesting facts about of tree:
Animal and Bee Fodder
Source of wood
Use leaves for tea
Bark for stomach ache
i) Height, width and shape of tree at maturity.
Height: 8 – 12 m
Width: 3 – 10 mm
30 -70cm trunk diameter
Shape: dense canopy, rounded/oval in shape.
j) challenges or special requirements, such as needing other varieties in order to fruit
prefer loamy, moist, fertile and well-draining soil but capable of tolerating a range of soil conditions, including gravely, wet and alkaline soils, making them a good candidate for controlling erosion.
position in a warm, sunny location.
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