Morus alba 'Nuclear Blast'

White Mulberry

Plant Type:


Morus alba ‘Nuclear Blast’ (syn. ‘Itsogumo’) – This dwarf, shrubby form of White Mulberry is a wild-haired tangle of stems and foliage… well, what passes for foliage. The leaves, if you can call them that, are mostly composed of the barest of tissue subtending the central leaf veins. Some of the foliar tissue may irregularly extend a bit broader but this is the exception rather than the rule. The result is a fantastical soft mounding shrub of most unusual texture in a celery green color. Autumn tone is a respectable yellow. We are not entirely certain of its range but have attempted it in three different locations here in USDA zone 5b losing all 3 in three different winters; as such we expect it requires a milder climate than our own. For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised.

Established potted Contorted Mulberry, cutting grown.

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3-4 Ft


3-4 Ft


(6b?)7 to 9
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
MORANUC Morus alba 'Nuclear Blast' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Morus alba 'Nuclear Blast'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Hedgerow
  • Border
  • Rock Garden
  • Labyrinth
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedge
  • Foundation

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown