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Morus rubra 'San Martin'/San Martin Mulberry

Morus rubra 'San Martin' / Morus rubra 'San Martin'
Fruit become larger and whiter as it ripens
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Fruit become larger and whiter as it ripens

A fully ripened fruit of this cultivar of red mulberry

Almost all the leaves have entire margins on young trees

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Scientific Name: Morus rubra 'San Martin'
Common Name: San Martin Mulberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: It seems redundant to call this plant a species of red mulburry when it has white fruit. But, that's the way it is. Birds, oher aninmals and insects know when it is ripe, although it becomes whiter when ripe. One advantage is that the fruit does not stain surfaces on which it falls reddish or purplish. It is native to the Eastern United States and grows best where water is not limiting, However, it is drought resistant.