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Red Mulberry

Morus rubra

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.111 W94 52.825

Trail Number:
T23

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Description

Family:
Moraceae

Foliage:
Leaves simple, alternate, 3 to 5 inches long.

Native Locale:
China

Mature Height:
30 to 50 feet

Mature Width:
30 to 50 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone (4)5 to 8(9)

Soil Preference:
Adaptable can withstand drought, urban, and seaside; Prefers moist, well- drained, fertile soils; extremely variable pH adaptable

Growth Habit:
Usually an extremely dense, round-topped tree with a profusion of tight-knit slender branches; often develops a witches broom which gives the tree a messy, unkempt appearance

Rate of Growth:
Fast, 10 to 12' over a 4 to 6 year period

Disease and Insect:
Bacterial blight on leaves and shoots, leaf spots, caners, powdery mildews, scales, two-spotted mites and other pests

Landscape Value: 
Female trees produce red to purple juicy, edible fruit.

Additional Notes:
n/a

Photos

Summer '08 - Red MulberrySummer '08 Bark - Red MulberrySummer '08 Leaf - Red Mulberry