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May 24, 2020 7:15 PM CST
Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
I think this NY woody tree/ weed is a fruiting tree, but im often wrong.. can you ID it?
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May 24, 2020 7:17 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Its a Mulberry tree.
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May 24, 2020 9:55 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
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I agree.
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May 24, 2020 10:27 PM CST
Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
I thought so too
but so many pics online show mulberry trees with leaves with no lobes... a single aspen/almond shaped leaf with no cut outs and that's not how I've ever seen a mulberry in the N E. So what gives?
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May 25, 2020 12:24 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Paula, that issue can be confusing. My mulberry tree has both kinds of leaves. The lobed, and the unloved.
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May 25, 2020 12:27 AM CST
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
That is the way it is with mulberry trees.
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May 25, 2020 12:31 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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I never get any of the fruit on mine. The birds eat it even before it fully ripens.
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May 25, 2020 10:44 AM CST
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
gardenfish said:The lobed, and the unloved.

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May 25, 2020 11:41 AM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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So sad for gardenfish's unloved Mulberry leaves...

Yes, that is Morus alba, the Asian/White Mulberry that is a hugely invasive exotic species in eastern North America - primarily because bird freely distribute seeds from their droppings after eating all gardenfish's (and everyone else's) fruit.

The term is best state as "highly variable leaf morphology", with the unlobed, "mitten", and "glove" being common. You can find all different morphologies on the same tree. You can find immense difference between the new leaf emerging from dormant buds, and the leaves on vigorous new stem extensions of the summer growing season.

In any rate, if mulberries are a favorite fruit, try to grow the native species instead of continuing to spread around the non-native invasive one. Unless you can consume every fruit, and not deposit them in the woods and other natural areas...
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May 25, 2020 4:47 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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Oops! Nimble fingers and auto correct strike again! For me it really is unloved, you can imagine how many seedlings I grub out of the back yard every year... Hilarious!
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