Morus alba (White Mulberry) is a small deciduous tree with a short trunk, and a dense, rounded canopy of spreading branches. The alternate, simple, heart-shaped, glossy dark green leaves, 3-7 in. long (7-18 cm), display 3 prominent veins that run from the rounded or obliquely cordate base. The foliage may turn a pleasing yellow in fall. White mulberry is usually dioecious (separate male and female trees). The male flowers are small, green and occur in 1-2 in. (2-5 cm) long catkins. The female flowers are inconspicuous and crowded in short spikes. In summer, it bears edible, oval, white fruits ripening to deep pink, dark red or purple-black. Native to central and eastern China, White Mulberry is widely cultivated and has naturalized elsewhere across the world.
- Mature size is Up To 50 ft tall
- Hardy in zones 4-8
- Full Sun
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.