Mulberry (Morus)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Fermented
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile

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Location: Savannah, Georgia Date: 2018-12-24Since the landscapers continually cut back this tree, it will for
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2014-10-11Morus, possibly immature M. alba
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2018 Dec 24Fall color
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2010-04-22amazing how much the flower looks like the fruit
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Location: TarltonDate: 2018-05-27
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Location: TarltonDate: 2018-06-03
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Location: TarltonDate: 2018-06-03
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2014-10-13Immature leaves; possibly Morus alba.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2014-10-13Leaves are highly variable; especially so in saplings.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2014-10-13
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2014-10-11Morus  leaf; possibly immature M. alba.
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2014-10-11Morus, back of leaf, possbly immature M. alba
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 8, 2019 10:30 AM

There are about 10 species of Mulberry as trees and shrubs in the Northern Hemisphere; the most species in Asia. It is a member of the Fig Family. They bear alternate, sort of heart-shaped leaves with toothed margins. The flowers are yellowish-green catkins about 1/2 to 1.5 inches long, with separate staminate catkins on male trees and pistillate catkins on female trees. The female catkins develop the closely packed little berries on each columnar cluster. The usually red-purple fruits are edible for humans and many animals. The White Mulberry of China is the most common species in Asia and North America and sometimes bears white or pinkish fruits, but they usually are also red-purple.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Morus alba by greene Jul 4, 2015 10:05 AM 0
Tree ID #2 by blue23rose Sep 16, 2019 5:14 AM 3
Tree ID #2 by blue23rose Sep 13, 2019 4:36 PM 6
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Tree ID please by gross4160 Oct 24, 2019 1:46 AM 13
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purpleinopp aka Tiffany ? by Christine Oct 22, 2019 5:28 AM 32
ID a Tree by coxke5 Jun 10, 2019 2:18 PM 2
What tree is this? Zone 8 by Pennzies May 12, 2019 9:00 PM 4
What berry tree is this? by crumpybumpy May 11, 2019 12:39 AM 5

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