Morus alba

Morus alba

White mulberry

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Morus alba
  • Common name: White mulberry
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 10m

Spread: 10m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Dramatic foliage, Fruit

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Commercially valued as the sole food source of the silkworm, the white mulberry, Morus alba, makes an attractive garden tree. It bears large lobed leaves, inconspicuous flowers and juicy dark fruits. While the fruits are edible they're said to be inferior to those of the black mulberry, Morus nigra.

Grow Morus alba in moist but well-drained soil in full sun, ideally with the added protection of a south- or west-facing wall. Keep protected from cold, drying winds.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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