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Red Mulberry, Morus rubra

Red Mulberry, Morus rubra

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Red Mulberry, scientifically known as Morus rubra, is a handsome native tree cherished for its delicious fruit, attractive foliage, and wildlife value. A deciduous tree that typically grows to heights of 40 to 70 feet tall with a spread of 30 to 50 feet. It features a rounded crown and a straight trunk adorned with dark green, serrated leaves that are heart-shaped and alternate along the stems. In late spring to early summer, the tree produces clusters of small, sweet, red to dark purple fruit that are highly prized by wildlife and humans alike. The fruit is borne on slender, drooping stems and is edible when fully ripe.

Growing Conditions:

- Thrives in moist, well-drained soil with moderate fertility.

- Prefers full sun to partial shade, though it can tolerate some shade.

- Drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering, especially during dry spells.


- Prune as needed in late winter or early spring to shape the tree and remove any dead or diseased branches.

- Mulch around the base of the tree to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

- Fertilize in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth and fruiting.

Wildlife Attraction:

- The fruit of Red Mulberry is highly attractive to a variety of wildlife, including birds, squirrels, and raccoons, which feed on the berries.

- Provides habitat and food for various species of birds, enhancing biodiversity in the garden.

- The dense foliage offers shelter and cover for small birds and other wildlife, adding to the ecological value of the landscape.

Add beauty, wildlife habitat, and delicious fruit to your landscape with Red Mulberry – a versatile and attractive native tree that's sure to make a lasting impact in any garden or natural area.

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