Morus rubra

red mulberry

Moraceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Plant tree in areas where fallen fruit will not be an issue.
Considerations: Fallen fruits are messy.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil pH Range: acid to alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Fruits are very popular with birds and mammals. Flowers are pollinated by bees.
Native Habitats: Upper floodplains, hammocks, mesic forests..

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Ethnobotany: Edible fruits.