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Morus alba

More About Morus alba

  • Fast-growing, rounded, with a wide, spreading crown
  • Small, drooping, yellowish-green catkins
  • Small, edible, blackberry-like, black fruit mature in June
  • Oval to rounded, dark, glossy, green leaves in the summer
  • Fall foliage is an insignificant yellow
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

The leaves of mulberry have been used in China since at least 2600 B.C. as the primary diet for silkworms used to make silk.

 

Potential invasive species

Zone:

4

Height:

10-15 m

Spread:

10-15 m

Colour:

Yellow
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White Mulberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fruiting mulberry have edible berries that are attractive to birds, however, they can be quite messy with fruit litter on the ground. Plant in an area of the landscape where foot traffic will not bring fruit stains into the home.


Morus alba Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Spreading
Upright
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Morus alba

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Morus rubra

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