Weeping mulberry chaparral

by Donna

Anthocyanins broussonetia

Anthocyanins broussonetia

Hello, I want to know if I can grow the weeping mulberry chaparral from scions from a weeping mulberry chaparral? Or must they be grafted from a root stock to a pendulum top? The chapparel is the male fruitless weeping tree that can grow up to 50 feet, the female fruited tree only grows to 15 feet.

Also another question. I have suckers from mulberry chapparel weeping, will the suckers only grow root stock? Thank you


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Aug 02, 2020
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

I had to do some research on this, but it's intriguing.

Some of your questions are a bit puzzling. Like why you would want to grow only the male form of Morus. Up until recently, it was the preferred form for street trees, because it didn't produce fruit that would drop to the sidewalk and stain the concrete. Now, it's banned to use the male, because of the incredible amount of pollen they produce, which, as it's so small, it can be drawn deep into the lungs where it's a really serious allergen.

They don't need to be grafted, in most cases. They'll root from quite large cuttings. But yes, the suckers will be root stock.

I'm thinking the pendant form would most likely be more successful from grafting, but with the right rooting techniques you probably could root the pendulus scions. Or graft them onto rooted root stock cuttings. If you can tell me more about what your plans are for them, I can help more.

Aug 02, 2020
Weeping mulberry male
by: Donna

Thank you. If I planted woody branches from
The male fruitless tree, from the pendulum, what would that produce? An up right tree or a pendulum tree? There is no reason I was just curious because I know someone that has this tree, and I believe these trees were grafted. I know some one that has the female weeping mulberry thst only grows to
15 feet and produces mulberries. TY

Aug 02, 2020
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

Cuttings taken from the pendant part and rooted would produce pendant trees. However, based on how these pendulus trees work, they need strong staking to produce an actual tree; without that, they'll sprawl along the ground.

You're right, most likely they were grafted. The female form would be grafted as well.

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