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Illinois Everbearing Mulberry

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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
  • What type of mulberry is used for the root stock ?

    Morus alba seedling.

  • Are these seedless ?

    They are! Mulberries do not produce seeds unless pollinated by a male.

  • How far apart should these be planted?

    Depending how you manage them, 6 to 30 feet. If you don't plan to keep them small, 30 foot centers is appropriate.

  • Is your illinois everbearing mulberry grafted?

    Yes, to a mulberry seedling.

  • What is the blooming month window for Illinois Everbearing Mulberry?

    Early to mid spring time, the month can vary based on your location.

  • Is this heat hardy for Texas weather?

    Most mulberries do well in hot climates, provided they have enough water. A lack of water will ruin your harvest quickly as it dessicates the fruit.

  • What is the shipped height?

    2 to 3 feet tall at shipping

  • Is this or any of the mulberry varieties grafted? Do I need to cut back suckers or let them grow if I want more of a bush than a tree???? Thanks in advance

    All of our mulberries are grafted to seedlings. If you want a bush form, cut the tree back to 12-18 inches above the graft and let it bush from there.

  • When is it too late to plant a Mulberry tree? - Is mid June too late for norther Arkansas?

    Waiting until fall is the better option for sure.

  • What does bare root mean

    It means the tree is not potted, but shipped with it's roots packed in moist sawdust or paper. Overall it's better for the tree and cheaper to ship that way, so win-win.

  • 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 12 reviews

It’s only the first season, and it’s a very small plant at this time and yet I was able to pick three ripe mulberries! Tasty too!

ron t.

Arrived with berries on the plant,growing& very green definitely recommend raintree nursery!!

Keith R.
mulberry tree looks pitifull

We planted our mulberry tree a day after we got it in May. As of the beginning of July it has a few leaves in the bottom 3" and that's all. I have gotten dozens of bushes and trees on line and this isn't what I expected.

Pat w.
Happy with order

I got my 3 tall mulberry trees well-rooted, they were packaged great. They seem happy as they are budding out now. I will order again from Raintree for sure!

Joseph S.

I’ve grown this tree at my last home and absolutely loved the constant fruit. My grandkids look forward to each summer and eating them. I could not be happier.