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Cultural Details for Morus alba 'Chaparrel'

Common Name:
White Mulberry

Growth Rate:
Fast

Average Mature Height:
30-50'

Average Mature Width:
30-50'

Flower Details:
Yellowish green, March-April, not showy

Fruit Details:
Non-fruiting

Fall Color:
Late coloring green to yellow-green

Bark Details:
New stems slender, yellowish green to brownish gray, smooth, more or less shining, slightly sweetish if chewed. Bark on younger branches (1-4") is light orangish brown, larger trunks have more brown color. Bark exudes a white juice if cut on warm days.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Bacterial blight on leaves and shoots, leaf spots, cankers, powdery mildews, scales, two-spotted mites

Native Habitat:
China

Other Features:
Weeping branches with bright green leaves, usually grafted on a standard.

Culture and Care:
Transplants readily, adaptable, withstands drought, full sun to light shade, prune in winter, pH adaptable

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
5230

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu