Photo of West Square
LocationWest Square, Lambeth
Variety Mix
OS grid referenceTQ 31628 79069
Site classNotable 1799/1901
Total mulberries10
Largest height (m)5-9 m
Largest girth (cm)160

Three reclining black mulberries, with branches supported by props apparently since the Great Storm in 1987. There were once four. Planted after the square was laid out, around 1799. There are also 7 younger white mulberries (Morus alba) planted fairly recently, but bearing pink fruit. The garden has a cruciform layout and opened to the public in 1901 after being saved from development. In 2021 after the heavy summer rains, the M nigra leaves were suffering from fungal attack. the white mulberries were unscathed.

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