General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8 to 25 feet, rarely taller
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Trilobate, pale yellowish-green in color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1-2 inch aggregate, knotty fruits ripen to red or maroon in color; rich red flesh contains 3 to 6 small, brown edible seeds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Depth to plant seed: Shallowly sow, approximately 1/4 inch in depth, lightly covering with soil.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Grafting; often grafted to Osage Orange rootstock.
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Cudrania
  • Chinese Mulberry
  • Che
  • Cudrang
  • Mandarin Melon Berry
  • Silkworm Thorn
  • Storehousebush

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2016-09-18
Fruit beginning to get turn red.
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-09-03
Thorns on young stem.
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LlamaLlori On October 30, 2016 Obtained plant
From Edible Landscaping. "Seedless Che"
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