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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Deep green heart-shaped leaves; purple-black edible fruit

Uses: Shade tree, fruit production, specimen tree

Zones: 5-10

Description: The natural habitat of this species is uncertain due to its early and widespread cultivation, but is thought to originate from central or southwestern Asia. Long established in Europe and Britain, it grows up to 50 ft (15 m) tall, developing a wide dense

Growth Habit: Short trunk with spreading canopy


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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