Photo of Dr Johnson's mulberry Colson Way
LocationColson Way, Streatham
Variety Nigra
AccessStreet
OS grid referenceTQ 29325 71669
Site classFelled In 2017 Aftersummer Storm
Largest height (m)9.5
Largest girth (cm)120

Update: The tree was damaged by strong winds in 2017 and one limb fell down. The entire tree was felled on July 18th 2017. Outside a mini-supermarket. Associated with Dr Johnson, who spent much of his later life in this area, living with Henry and HesterThrale at their villa in Streatham Park, (demolished in 1863). The location of the tree corresponds roughly with the south west corner of the house and adjacent lawn. A kitchen garden was close by and was described by Johnson as having fruit trees. see comment (below) and this valuable resource: http://www.thrale.com/streatham_park

Public transport: Tooting Bec tube or Streatham overground rail

Find out more at www.moruslondinium.org/research/dr-johnsons-streatham-park-mulberries

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