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Illinois Everbearing Mulberry

Original price $49.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$49.99 - $59.99
Current price $49.99

Morus alba x rubra 'Illinois Everbearing'

This grafted tree is hardy to -30F, which makes it one of the most widely adapted of all mulberries. It sometimes starts producing the first year after planting! It becomes a large shade tree very quickly, often growing 3'-5' per year in favorable conditions.

It bears an abundance of sweet, dark, highly-flavored fruit, 1-1/2 inches long x 1/2 inch wide that look like elongated blackberries, and have a delicious and distinctive sweet taste. The berries start to ripen a little later than some other cultivars, and ripen continuously throughout July, August, and into September, hence the 'Everbearing' name.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height: 30'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July-September

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Click here to read our Mulberry Growing Guide

Size: 1 Gallon Pot


Ask a Question
  • Can this mulberry be pruned to keep it a workable height under 30 ft?

    Absolutely. It takes annual pruning, but they do very well kept low. Hence the mulberry bush that the monkey chased the weasel around.

  • When do you think you will have more of the Illinois Everbearing Mulberry trees in stock? Everytime I check online they are always listed as "out of stock". Thank you. Gary from New Hampshire

    Yes we do! You can use the Notify Me option to get an email when they come back in stock.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Amy M.
A must have

I've had an Illinois Everbearing for over ten years in my garden. It is a MUST have tree. I have it in half day sun, never water it, and it fruits reliably every year from July through September. Everyone that comes to my garden surprised by how good the flavor is (like a really good blackberry - but better). I wish it produced more fruit - I suppose you could always plant two! I live West of the Cascades in a winter wet/summer dry climate. When there are enough berries, I like to freeze them and then eat them like mini popsickles later on in the year.

Huseyin Y.
I found this nursery not soon enough but I will continue purchasing there!

Order arrived in a perfect condition. I put it in ground right away. Root system were in a perfect condition on my mulberry trees ( got two different kind Illinois and beautiful day ) also got a thornless blackberry as well. If they don t survive which I don t see why they would not it would be my poor gardening skills.
Thank you for great plants.

Cynthia R.
Illinois everbearing mulberry.

Got one a few years ago. Grows like a monster. Produces delicious berries for a long time. Got it to distract the birds from the other berries in the yard. They call that extortion. Got another one this year (2022) because we liked the first one so much.

Pamela B.
Great fruit tree

Our 12 yr. old Illinoise Everbearing Mulberry tree is one of our favorite fruit trees. It fruits at a fairly young age. The fruit is quit long and sweet. It seems to be pest free and has been easy for us to grow and our soil has a fair amount of clay in it. It seems to be loaded with more fruit than a couple of our other varieties of mulberries.

B C.

I have had this tree since spring 2021. I live in a very harsh desert yet this tree is thriving. It even set fruit.