Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree for your Edible Landscape

There are just some fruits that aren’t locally available at grocery stores because of their short shelf life. The mulberry is one of them. The ‘Dwarf Everbearing’ mulberry is an excellent choice as a Florida-Friendly fruit tree for your edible landscape.

‘Dwarf Everbearing’ mulberry is a hardy, low-maintenance tree that provides delicious fruits for humans and wildlife. Photo: Tia Silvasy

Mulberries are native to Florida. They are easy to propagate from cuttings and do well in full sun and well drained soil amended with compost. The ‘Dwarf Everbearing’ variety will go dormant in temperate areas and produce fruits several times each year. Grows in USDA hardiness zones 4-10.

‘Dwarf Everbearing’ mulberry tree loaded with fruit. Photo: Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS

Light pruning is encouraged to keep your mulberry fruits at a reachable height. It is best to prune the plant in between the flushes of fruit to maximize yields. Pruning is also suggested to create a strong framework of branches, since the tree is susceptible to injury during high winds. 

Freshly harvested mulberries. Photo: Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS

One problem with the ‘Dwarf Everbearing’ mulberry tree is too many fruits! If you find yourself with an overabundance you can freeze the fruit for smoothies, make jam, or a mulberry pie!

Learn more about growing mulberries in Florida:

Edible Landscaping Using the Nine Florida Friendly Principles


Edible Ornamental Landscaping for North-Central Florida


Florida Native Edible Plants


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Posted: May 22, 2024

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Edible, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Food, Landscaping, Tsilvasy

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