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Morus alba /White Mulberry

Morus alba  / Morus alba
Specimen of the weeping mulberry
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Specimen of the weeping mulberry

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Scientific Name: Morus alba
Common Name: White Mulberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The white mulberry is a fast growing deciduous tree that produces lobed leaves with toothed margins and the pubescent on the surface gives a rather rough texture. Birds are attracted to the fruit, but fruit can be quite messy when trees are placed too close to paved surfaces.