Mulberry tree – Akiva Silver
Zone 5 self-fertile: This mulberry comes from Akiva Silver, an expert in mulberry trees from the state of New York. It is a seedling of Morus alba which is hardy to zone 5. The tree is not sexed, it could therefore be male (and not produce fruit) or female and produce white or black mulberries. A female mulberry does not need to have a male mulberry nearby in order to produce fruit. The tree will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 9m. It can tolerate shade, but will be more productive in full sun.