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Morus alba

White mulberry

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  • Morus alba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height8m to 15m
  • Spread8m to 12m
  • Growth HabitUpright horizontal
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Morus alba (White mulberry). This species of tree will produce large-leaves and a spreading shape. Leaves can be deeply lobed when young, but mature to be more rounded with a serrated edge. It provides a dense shade that will grow in difficult, dry climates.

It is generally a short-lived small to medium size tree with white fruit.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

China

Interest and use

Shade, ornamental, specimen. Long tradition of use for feeding silk worms.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, but do best in fertile, well-drained soil with a sunny, sheltered position.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to canker, coral spot and mildew.

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