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Morus species - .
                 
Common Name Mulberry
Family Moraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A hybrid of garden origin, M. alba x M. rubra..
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Morus species Mulberry


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Morus species Mulberry
   
Physical Characteristics
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Morus species is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft 10in) at a medium rate. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant)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.

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Edible Uses
Fruit - raw. A very sweet flavour, it is considered to be one of the best mulberries. The fruit ripens over a long period. The fruit is large, individual fruits can weigh 350 grams, and very long.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a warm well-drained loamy soil in a sunny position[1, 11]. This cultivar, a cross between the red and the white mulberry, is a very hardy and productive clone. Its young grafts are very vigorous. 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]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
Propagation
The seed germinates best if it is given 2 - 3 months cold stratification[80, 98]. Sow February in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. This is a hybrid and will not breed true to type. 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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Conservation Status
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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Morus albaWhite Mulberry, Common Mulberry,43
Morus alba multicaulisWhite Mulberry43
Morus australisKorean Mulberry, Aino Mulberry22
Morus bombycisKuwa22
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
Rubus chamaemorusCloudberry41
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