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Morus Rubra

Botanical Name:

Morus rubra

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Fruit, Trees, Edible, Native Plant, Poisonous, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

12-36 ft.

Flower

Unisexual greenish flowers in small, drooping, catkin-like spikes appear in early spring with male and female flowers usually appearing on separate trees (dioecious). Flowers bloom from April to May.

Fruit

Sweet blackberry-like edible fruits that are reddish maturing to dark purple in color. The fruits are sweet and juicy and may be eaten off the tree. The fruits are also used for jellies, jams and wines. The fruits are not commercially sold because they have very short “shelf lives” and pack/ship very poorly. Fruit displays from May to June., Black, Purple, Red

Benefits
Ornamental

Understory tree, Attractive, Fruits ornamental

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Warning

Unripe fruit and milky sap from all parts have low toxicity if eaten. Symptoms include hallucinations and stomach upset. Toxic Principle: Unidentified.

Taxonomy

Order

Rosales

Family

Moraceae

Genus

Morus

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