Commonly known as Morus, mulberry, common mulberry, silkworm mulberry (English); morera or mora (Spanish); moreira (Portuguese); mûrier (French)
A beautiful, large leaved, naturally well shaped tree that offers dense shade. Grows at about 1 ft/yr to 30 ft. Berries are mildly sweet, reminiscent of watermelon. This is the mulberry used to feed silkworms. Birds love the berries.
Common name: Russian Mulberry
Color: black, purple, red,
Bloom time: Summer
Height: 10-12 ft
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing plant. The veining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temperature: always >5deg
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Plant mulberries in spring as the soil warms up.
Leave the foliage until it turns brown in the fall.
This is important so that the plant stores energy for next year’s flowering.
Cut down the dead stalks in the late fall or early spring.
The closely toothed margin and long drooping catkins distinguish it from White Mulberry. Male catkins are 5-10 cm long including a slender 1.5 cm long, velvety stalk, densely hairy. Female catkins are cylindric, 5-12 cm long including 2 cm long stalk, pendulous,
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.