Morus rubra

Red Mulberry

Moraceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for: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: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acid to alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

  • Fruits are very popular with birds and mammals. 
  • Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina

Insects:
Native Habitats:Upper floodplains, hammocks, mesic forests..

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Edible fruits.
General Comments:Wind pollinated.