Morus rubra

Red Mulberry

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast, 2' per year
Mature Height - 40-70'
Mature Width - 40-50'
Longevity - Short, matures at 75 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Small, yellow-green, dense, eliptic catkin, 0.75-1" long, late May - early June
Fruit - The 1" long fruits are green, ripening to orange and red, then turning dark purple, juicy, edible, and relished by birds.
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Fall Color - Usually a subdued yellow, but can develop a good golden-yellow fall color in good years.
Bark - Stout, brown, thinly pubescent stems, older bark is gray-brown, ridged-and-furrowed with flattened ridges.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers a rich, moist soil
Native Habitat - Native from Massachusetts to Florida, west to Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas and Texas. Zone 5 to 9
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Mulberry.
- Other plants of the family Moraceae.
- Other plants of the genus Morus.
- Other plants of the species Morus rubra.