Plaque: Charlton House mulberry tree - 2
Charlton House mulberry, said to be the first of its species planted in England in 1608. One of the great trees of London. Morus Nigra.
London Tree Forum www.forestry.gov,uk
This plaque is supported by Esso UK PLC
For trees of time and place.
Site: Charlton House mulberry tree (3 memorials)
SE7, Charlton Road, Charlton House
The plaques are on the ground at the foot of the tree. The tree is one of several which are reputed to be the oldest in Britain. The building in the background is the former orangery of Charlton House, which was converted into a public lavatory in 1938 but is now closed.
More on London's other ancient mulberry trees at Spitalfields Life.