Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process daily for 4 days
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination
The Tatarian White Mulberry, or Morus alba var. tatarica, is a stunning and fast-growing tree that is perfect for gardeners and nature-lovers alike. This cold hardy variety is native to northern China and widely cultivated around the world. The tree grows quickly, has variable shiny dark green leaves, and produces berries that come in shades of white, pinkish, and purple violet, which are much loved by birds in June and July. Originally imported as food for silkworms, this tree has become a favorite for wildlife due to its ability to grow in poor soil and its delicious fruit. On top of its visual and practical appeal, the Tatarian White Mulberry has a fascinating scientific characteristic - its flowers fire pollen into the air at half the speed of sound, making it the fastest known movement in the plant kingdom. Plant this remarkable tree in your garden today and experience its many benefits!