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Dave115Dave115 Aberdour,FifePosts: 25
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 ?


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,972
    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.

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

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • micearguersmicearguers CambridgePosts: 605
    @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: 20,972
    Maybe it’s the east wind blowing off the North Sea.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,398
    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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