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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Heart-shaped leaves; red edible fruit

Uses: Shade tree, fruit production, specimen tree

Zones: 5-10

Description: This native of eastern USA and southeastern Canada is rare in cultivation. It grows to about 50 ft (15 m) with a dense rounded crown. The slightly heart-shaped leaves, sometimes lobed, have a roughened upper surface and are very downy beneath with coarsel

Growth Habit: Dense rounded crown


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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