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Morus alba

White mulberry

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

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Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Morus alba
  • Common name: White mulberry
  • Family: Moraceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Morus alba

  • Plant size

    10m height

    10m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Morus alba and wildlife

Morus alba is known for attracting birds. It has seeds for birds.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Morus alba poisonous?

Morus alba has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People