Red Mulberry (Morus rubra)

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Latin: Morus rubra

Zones: 4-8

Other common names: Red Mulberry

Mature Height: 10-25′

Soil / Climate: Native to Eastern North America, Red mulberry grows on a variety of moist soils. Seeds are carried great distances by birds so trees may be found on any soil that is not too dry. It grows best in open conditions but is tolerant of shade.

Notes: Self pollinating.  Ripe fruit is dark red to purple-black.The fruit is similar in appearance to a blackberry,  edible and very sweet with a good flavor. Not all the berries on a tree ripen at once, which means the berries can be harvested over a month’s time in early summer. The fruit is used in pies, tarts, cobblers and raw in a similar way to blackberries.

Wildlife: Berries are chiefly eaten by  thrushes, robins, waxwings, vireos, orioles, cardinals, and finches, among others and also enjoyed by mammals such as squirrels, opossums, fox, skunks and raccoons. Deer browse on the twigs and foliage, while beaver consume the bark

Cold Stream Farm supplies Red Mulberry trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order
Additional information on Morus rubra can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

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Dimensions 1 × 1 in

1 review for Red Mulberry (Morus rubra)

  1. Gary Wilson

    Bought 25 for our conservation commission and planted in our community garden in the spring, in containers set into the ground. These looked like 6″ twigs and one of our group asked if we planted toothpicks! By the end of the summer with weekly watering, they had grown to 2-3′, roots were busting out of the bottoms, and they bushed out nicely! We did lose 7 which never really took off, but CSF has credited us for next year. These have now been planted across 4 different preserves and all have set nice buds for next year. Very pleased with the plants and service.

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