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Early Bird Mulberry

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Original price $49.99 - Original price $49.99
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$49.99 - $49.99
Current price $49.99
SKU D401

Morus alba x rubra 'Early Bird'

Early Bird is the earliest ripening of the all mulberry varieties!

Starting in early summer, this tree 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 as early as June here in the Pacific Northwest, possibly earlier in warmer climates!

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height: 30'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Early Summer

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Click here to read our Mulberry Growing Guide

Size: 1 Gallon Pot


Ask a Question
  • I just purchased one I live in Stanfield Oregon and was wondering if it will survive the winter temperatures outside. It’s about 4’ tall and I have it outside but in a 5 gallon pot. Just got it this summer and the weather is starting to change. So was wondering if I should take it in or just leave it in the the pit outside. Then transfer it to the ground next spring. Just wondering what to do thanks.

    That pot is way too small for the tree at it's current size. If you want it to survive the winter you will need to plant it in-ground, or in a much larger container, and apply mulch to insulate the roots.

  • New tree. I planted two mulberry trees. 4 feet tall. How many years will it take to produce berries?

    They should start to produce next year if the establish well. Remember they need more water than you think they do to grow quickly.

  • I have purchased an Early Bird Mulberry tree and an Illinois Everbearing Mulberry tree. How far apart should I plant these trees from each other?

    It depends on how you manage them as they will both become quite tall and wide if they are not kept pruned down. Naturally they would need to be set on 16 foot centers, but if managed you can plant them closer together.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Marian S.
Early Bird Mulberry Tree

The plant arrived in excellent condition. It continued to look great during and after it was planted in it's new home. Your plants are always packaged so professionally and carefully! Thank you!

Barely alive and the young plant is not tolerant of 38-degree nights.

My 1-gallon potted tree was a thin little stick with very minimal budding present. After planting in the ground, a couple of buds opened but a night with 38 degree temperatures killed those off. After several weeks, a couple of new buds reformed and started to open, but another 38 degree night killed those off as well. I don't think this one is going to make it. Apparently recommended for Zone 5 but I would not recommend planting before June in Colorado. The young plant needs more ideal conditions to get started. By contrast, my Illinois Ever-Bearing was planted the same day. It was healthier from the start and while it didn't like the 38-degree nights it has bounced back very well each time. It looks like a winner.