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Contorted Mulberry

Original price $49.99 - Original price $49.99
Original price
$49.99 - $49.99
Current price $49.99
SKU D410

Morus alba or bombycis 'Unryu'

The contorted mulberry is an incredibly beautiful landscape focal point. This Japanese tree features a gnarled trunk and branches. It offers a scattering of small, tasty, purple fruit under the shiny, medium-green leaves, which turn an attractive yellow during fall. Once the leaves drop, the curled and wavy growth pattern of the trunk and branches is revealed. It has the potential to grow to 30' in time, but is easily kept at 9'-15' with regular pruning.

Unryu in Japanese means twisted or contorted. Some confusion currently exists regarding the proper botanical name for this plant.

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 5

Mature Height: 9'-15'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August-October

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Click here to read our Mulberry Growing Guide

Size: 1 Gallon Pot


Ask a Question
  • How close to a foundation can you safely plant this if you let it grow to its potential height?

    This tree doesn't get as large as other mulberry trees and you could safely plant it 12-15 feet from your building.

  • Is this grafted or own root?

    These are grafted seedlings

  • What varieties grow best in North Texas?

    Most mulberries do very will in North Texas! Pakistan especially, but with enough water all of them grow fast with that extra heat!

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Edibles A.E.
Not a female contorted mulberry

Bought one about 3 years ago and it's growing great and looks good but it's only put out male flowers never fruit! When I contacted them I got the run around and never got any answers. Long story short I'm going to let it grow but now I have an ornamental with no fruit production.

Michael O.
Contorted Mulberry Eaten by Deer First Night

Disappointing that Raintree didn't warn me. Too bad. Out of luck.