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alba

Classification

Order: Urticales
   Family: Moraceae
            Genus: Morus
                        Specie: alba

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30-50 ft (9-15 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: 2- or 3-lobed toothed leaves; clusters of edible fruit in early summer

Uses: Shade tree, fruit production, specimen tree

Zones: 4-10

Description: Native to China, this mulberry cultivated for thousands of years grows into a tree of 30?50 ft (9?15 m) with a rounded crown. The leaves are the food of silkworms and somewhat variable, being broadly oval with a heart-shaped base and sometimes having 2 or

Growth Habit: Rounded crown

Comments: Food for silk worms; many cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial





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