Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 30-35 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 30-35 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- June - August
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Morus 'Illinois Everbearing
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Grow an endless supply of sweet berries all summer long
The Illinois Everbearing Mulberry is the mulberry variety that is most often used in jams, pies, muffins and more because they have an incredibly sweet and delicious flavor.
Each large berry has a firm texture, with soft juicy flesh on the inside. When eaten fresh each mulberry provides a satisfying crunch with a rush of refreshing berry juice.
You will never run out of fruit because the Illinois Everbearing Mulberry continues to produce berries all summer long, from June until September so you can enjoy them in your favorite recipes for months. They stand out in the landscape with a shade of bright red before ripening to a shade of purple to black.
By growing up to about 35 feet tall with a thick, lush canopy the Illinois Mulberry transforms the landscape by adding vibrant, green beauty. This mulberry variety is even more beautiful in the spring when it erupts with hundreds of bright yellow trumpet shaped blooms that attract butterflies.
The Illinois Everbearing Mulberry thrives almost anywhere in the country. It can handle the ice and snow up North as well as the heat and droughts in the South. By being one of the most disease and pest resistant mulberry varieties available it doesn’t require any babying. Once planted these trees will produce tons of mulberries without making a fuss.
Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Pollination
Illinois Everbearing Mulberrys are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Illinois Everbearing Mulberry will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
Well, we bought two for the honey bee sanctuary and they have done excellent! It has been a few years now, and we can't keep up with the production! June to September! Both are 20-25 feet tall now with a 15 to 25 foot spread. We are so happy to have them. One suggestion if you decide to purchase one or two. Don't plant them near where you park your vehicles. You can thank me later on that . Our recommendation though is, "Go for it!"
Love this tree! Bought two that were about 16” tall when planted, they’ve already doubled in size and producing delicious fruit!
So far so good.
It's been a few months and it's still alive.
Nice looking tree in a small pot. Excellent value.
Productive and strong tree
I bought the first Chicago everbearing Mulberry from Fast growing Trees three years ago. The tree is doing very well and productive. The fruit is sweet. It does not necessarily bear fruit until the fall, but you can pick fruits for a good couple of month. I just planted the second tree in the last month. So far so good.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code FREE99|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|