A round topped, densely branched tree which can reach 30 to 50 feet in height. The highly interwoven twiggy branches can give it an untidy appearance. It is fast growing, often seen in abandoned areas. Bark is a light orange-brown, foliage varies from yellow-green to dark green in summer, yellow in fall. The early spring flowers are not showy; small greenish catkins 1/2 inches long on the females, the males slightly longer. The mulberries are pinkish white to violet drupes, quite sweet, and birds love them, early summer fruit. Withstands drought, salt, but prefers a well drained moist soil. Subject to a variety of diseases, often infested with many pests in the southern U.S. Native to China, it was originally imported for the silkworm industry, it has now escaped and naturalized in many areas.
- Partial Sun to Full sun
- Mature Height : 30 to 50 Feet
- Mature Spread : 10 to 20Feet
- Zone : 4 - 8
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.