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Red Mulberry Tree
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Red Mulberry Tree

Moraceae Morus Rubra None

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Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToInsect, Disease, Heat
Flower ColorLight Green
BloomsSummer Berries
Foliage ColorYellow, Medium Green
Average Height30' to 40', 40' to 50'
Average Width30' to 50'
AttractsWildlife, Visual Attention
Additional Information About Red Mulberry Tree

More about the Red Mulberry Tree...

Noteworthy Characteristics

The Red Mulberry, Morus rubra, is a long-lived, incredibly fast-growing fruit-bearing tree that is not only lovely as an ornamental tree, but useful to both humans and wildlife. Because it's self-pollinating, you need only plant one to get a bumper crop of fruit. Because it is native to Eastern North America, Red Mulberry trees are exceptionally easy to grow, very long-lived (125 years or more), and have few if any problems with pests or disease.
The most attractive feature of this tree is the really sweet, edible fruit it produces in abundance during late spring and summer. Look closely in the spring and you’ll notice small, green catkin-like spikes amid your Red Mulberry’s branches. Each berry is a fascinating site to behold as it starts out green then transforms to deep shades of red and finally deep purple, looking much like a blackberry, but up to 1-1/4" long. Not all the berries on a tree ripen at once, which means you'll see multiple colors on the tree at the same time and the berries can be harvested over time as they ripen. 




When you have a red mulberry growing in your landscape don't be surprised if when you step outside in the morning, you’ll hear the chirps and cheeps of the neighborhood birds filling your tree as they share in the bounty.  Depending on where you live, you'll see thrushes, robins, waxwings, vireos, orioles, cardinals, and finches, among others.
But the berries aren't only for the birds. You can eat them directly from your tree, or save some for pies, cobblers, tarts, preserves, jams and wine. They’re a delicious sweet treat picked straight from the tree on a summer day.


Provide space for this large tree and avoid planting where it will grow over sidewalks, driveways or patios. The fruit can stain these surfaces.


Prefers full sun to part shade and moist, well-drained soils. It does not like overly dry or wet soils.


Helpful Planting & Care Tips Provided By Our Experts...

How To Plant A Red Mulberry Tree





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