Persian Mulberry/Morus Nigra in Zone 7
Hi everyone, I know Morus Nigra is not recommended for Zone 7 (I'm in the DC metropolitan area), but I was wondering if the only barrier here are the cold winters killing the tree?
I wonder if I keep it pruned to 10-15 feet tall, plant it in a protected area, and cover it with a huge frost blanket during winter if it would be worth a try?
I don't think humidity or a short ripening season in my climate is going to be a barrier-- seems it's just more about our frosty weather.
Seems like East Coasters are always interested in getting one but opt out. Has anyone had any success protecting Morus Nigra in Zone 7 or have advice?
Thanks a lot