Morus rubra - Red Mulberry

Red Mulberry

Morus rubra

  • Upright-rounded to spreading tree; sometimes multistem
  • Noted for its variably-lobed leaves, reddish-brown bark and edible fruit
  • Dark green heart-shaped leaves on older branches, lobed leaves on new shoots
  • Greenish flowers produce sweet, blackberry-like fruit
  • Fruit can be used for jellies, jams and wines
  • Bloom Time: Spring



11-15 m

11-14 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Thrives in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Urban sites are not recommended as the fruit is messy and stains pavements, automobiles and areas around the home. Unripe fruit is mildly poisonous.

Additional Notes about Red Mulberry:

Native to Ontario

Male and female flowers usually appear on separate trees. Male trees will obviously never bear fruit.