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Red Mulberry 3-6'

Red Mulberry 3-6' - Flowering Sun Nursery

Red Mulberry 3-6'

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Morus rubra

Red mulberry  is a great native species from Minnesota all the way down to Florida. A medium sized deciduous tree, it is noted for its often lobed leaves, milky sap and edible fruits with a beautiful yellow canopy in the fall. Unisexual green flowers in little clusters  appear in early spring with male and female flowers usually appearing on separate trees (dioecious). The fruit on the females are blackberry like in shape and appearance, and super sweet and juicy. They are also full or iron and vitamin C, as well as potassium and vitamins E and k, making them real nutritional powerhouses. It is a great tree to add to a food forest!  Fruits are also used for jellies, jams and wines, and  are full of antioxidants. The leaves of the tree can also be brewed into a medicinal tea with a long history of medicinal use in China and Europe.

The fruits can be messy on driveways and can stain if they are tracked into houses, but I would say the fruit is definitely worth it for both their  health benefits and their taste. Birds of all kinds will flock to your garden for these tender morsels!


Common Names: Red Mulberry

Latin Name: Morus rubra

Family: Moraceae

Type: Tree

Zones: 4-8

Mature Size:  Height- 35 to 50 feet, Spread - 35 to 40 feet

Native Range: Eastern United States, extreme southeastern Canada

Water: Medium

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Soil Type: Best grown in rich soils that are well drained and compost amended