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Dave115Dave115 Aberdour,FifePosts: 18
I have recently bought a mulberry tree about eight feet tall. It requires a south facing wall to give it protection.Does anyone know how close to the wall I can risk planting it without endangering the foundations ?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,334
    How far have you got?😊

    Here is an idea of how much space you might need. (Assuming that you are planning on being around in 450 years.

    https://sheffieldwoodlandconnections.co.uk/ancient-trees/sheffields-ancient-black-mulberry/


    Many happy memories of summer holidays spent in and around Aberdour. 🙂

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  • micearguersmicearguers CambridgePosts: 536
    @Dave115 why does it need a south facing wall? I know of several mulberry trees that are nowhere near a wall and crop beautifully (one of them in my garden).

    Well, I've searched 'mulberry tree south facing wall' and find such advice e.g. here:

    From my experience this is not a requirement however.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,334
    Maybe it’s the east wind blowing off the North Sea.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 25,361
    Up in Aberdour I'd try and provide shelter form winds off the hills or the North sea but down here in the Vendée I am growing mine as a specimen tho I may also try an espalier form.   I have babies sown from RHS seeds spring before last so a way to go yet.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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