Morus Alba

A dozen of these germinated in 2007, at the moment overwintering in the greenhouse.
In the spring of 2008 the tips of he branches of some of these suffered from late frosts in April after being brought outside. We will overwinter these this year in the barn, just to make sure ..

The White Mulberry Tree (Morus alba) is native to China.

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Morus (MOR-russ)
Species: alba (AL-buh)

Edible Fruits and Nuts

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...