By The Old House Web


Mulberries are not desirable trees for home landscapes. The primary problem is the mess created by the fruits. White mulberry grows 30 feet tall while red mulberry reaches 70 feet but both spread 50 feet. The growth rate is moderate to rapid and the best light exposure is sun or partial shade. The trees transplant well, grow in any soil, and tolerate dryness.

The cultivars listed are for Morus alba, the white mulberry: 'Kingan'--fruitless; 'Laciniata'--cut leaves; 'Pendula'--weeping habit; 'Pyramidalis'--fastigiate growth habit; tatarica--hardy, fruit less than one half inch long.

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