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Morus australis - Poir.
                 
Common Name Korean Mulberry, Aino Mulberry
Family Moraceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods[11]. Forest margins, mountain slopes, fallow land and scrub in valleys in limestone areas at elevations of 500 - 2000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Green, Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal.

Morus australis Korean Mulberry, Aino Mulberry


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Physical Characteristics
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Morus australis is a deciduous Tree growing to 7.5 m (24ft 7in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant)The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
M. acidosa. M. alba stylosa. M. indica. non L. M. stylosa.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Secondary; Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw[3, 272]. Sweet and juicy[183] but insipid[1, 11]. The fruit is about 15mm in diameter[200].
Medicinal Uses


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Anthelmintic;  Aromatic;  Astringent;  Febrifuge;  Laxative;  Purgative.

The fruit is aromatic, cooling and laxative[240]. Its use allays thirst and it is of help in the treatment of fevers[240]. The bark is anthelmintic and purgative[240]. A paste of the bark is used in the treatment of gingivitis[272]. A decoction of the leaves is used as a gargle in treating inflammation of the vocal chords[240]. The root is anthelmintic and astringent[240]. A decoction of the root is used in the treatment of internal parasited[272].
Other Uses
Fibre.

The bark fibers are used for making paper[266].
Cultivation details
Prefers a warm well-drained loamy soil in a sunny position[1, 11]. Mulberries have brittle roots and so need to be handled with care when planting them out[238]. Any pruning should only be carried out in the winter when the plant is fully dormant because mulberries bleed badly when cut[238]. Ideally prune only badly placed branches and dead wood[238]. This species is closely related to M. indica, and is seen as conspecific by some botanists[266]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Special Features: Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.
Propagation
The seed germinates best if given 2 - 3 months cold stratification[80, 98]. Sow the seed as soon as it is ripe if possible, otherwise in February in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in the first spring, though it sometimes takes another 12 months. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Plant out in spring. A good percentage take, though they sometimes fail to thrive[78, 113]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 25 - 30cm with a heel of 2 year old wood, autumn or early spring in a cold frame or a shady bed outside[78, 113, 200]. Bury the cuttings to threequarters of their depth. Layering in autumn[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Morus cathayanaHua Sang20
Morus macrouraHimalayan Mulberry21
Morus mesozygiaAfrican mulberry23
Morus microphyllaTexas Mulberry20
Morus mongolicaMongolian Mulberry21
Morus nigraBlack Mulberry53
Morus rubraRed Mulberry, Common Mulberry, White Mulberry32
Morus serrataHimalayan Mulberry21
Morus speciesMulberry40
Rubus chamaemorusCloudberry41
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