How to grow Chinese mulberry

Chinese mulberry growing tree or shrub of the genus Maclura, also known as Che mulberry or Che, Chinese mulberry is perennial deciduous plant and also used as ornamental plants sometimes with thorns, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Flowers small and the color is white, flowers grow in groups that connected to each other in round shape, the trees are separate to female and male flowers that grow on separate trees.

Chinese mulberry flower

Fruit edible and actually a lot of little fruit that connected and create shape of ball with a lot of angle the size of the fruits 2-5 cm.

Seeds black small and edible, some of the cultivators are seedless and the tree is only a female and don’t need male.

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Requirements for Chinese mulberry growing and care:

Female and male tree, some cultivator don’t need two trees just female

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruits attacked easily, big thorn, the plant sending basal shoots from the ground and cover big area (aggressive)

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Open the growth of the branch

Size of the plant?
2-6 m, 6-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring – summer

General information about the flower
Small white flower

Thinning the bloom:
First year need to thinning the blossom

Pollination is done by:
Bees and fly, some cultivars self-pollinate

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer – autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mediterranean fruit fly, aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Chinese mulberry fruits?
Eaten raw, jam, juice, cakes

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with a net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3 years

Scientific name:

Maclura tricuspidata

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone