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Morus rubra

Red mulberry

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height8m to 13m
  • Spread10m to 16m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourPale green
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Morus rubra (Red mulberry). This species will produce a ruby red fruit, As it matures it can grow to a height of 21m, it twists, giving it character and, The trunk bears a spreading crown with serrated, heart-shaped leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Mulberry

Origin

Canada, USA

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and edible fruits. Can be grown in gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to canker, coral spot and mildew.

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