white mulberry - Moraceae Morus alba

Foliage

white mulberry Foliage

Bud

white mulberry Bud

Twig

white mulberry Twig

Flower

white mulberry Flower

Fruit

white mulberry Fruit

Form

white mulberry Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyMoraceae
GenusMorus
Speciesalba
Common Namewhite mulberry
iTree CodeMOAL

Plant Form

FormTree or shrub: irregular crown or spreading shrub
Height50 feet
Spread35 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagegreen, glossy, serrated, can have no lobes or several lobes (polymorphic)Leaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkyoung bark appears orangish-brown in color, older bark grayish to light brown with fissured appearance
Budorangish brown with darker brown bands, pointed or blunt tip with overlapping scales (imbricate)Bud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twiggreen to greenish-brown, small hairs or mostly smooth
Floweryellowish green, small pendulous catkins
Fruit0.5-1" long, similar in appearance to a blackberry, white, pink, red, or purple in color, an ovalish assemblage of smaller circular bodies (drupes)
Fall Colordull green, yellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min5aMin5.0SoilModerate
Max9aMax7.0SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginChina
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