Black Mulberry

The two mulberry trees can be told apart by the leaves; the black mulberry, along the path which heads from the woodland area towards the front of the Tudor Barn, has heart-shaped leaves.

Those of the weeping white mulberry, towards the west end of the woodland area, are cut straight across at the base.

The fruits of the mulberry are edible and are often used in jams and for wine. However, care should be taken when picking them as they stain hands and clothing.

The oldest black mulberry in the country is at Charlton House and was one of the first imported into the country 400 years ago. It is often a crooked tree with its branches hanging very low and sometimes needing artificial support to remain off the ground.

The white mulberry is cultivated in eastern countries and southern Europe as the food plant of the silkworm.

See progress on this website's TREE SECTION which now has pictures of 40 of the Pleasaunce's tree species.

Also, see the TREE TRAIL

Last Updated: 22nd-Sep-2007 12:04 Print
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