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Red Mulberry Tree (2-3 Foot)

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🧬Scientific Name: Morus rubra

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9

Red Mulberry is a medium to large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 40-70 feet (12-21 m) and a spread of 40-70 feet (12-21 m). The foliage of Red Mulberry is deciduous and alternate, with heart-shaped leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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Red Mulberry – A Nutrition Powerhouse

Why Red Mulberry (Morus Rubra)?

The red mulberry, also known scientifically as Morus rubra, is a mulberry indigenous to the eastern and central regions of North America. It is small to a medium-sized deciduous tree. The flowers are not very noticeable since they are tiny, yellowish-green, or reddish-green, and they bloom simultaneously as the leaves do. In the spring and early summer, birds show a strong interest in the berries; in Arkansas alone, up to 31 species of birds have been seen visiting fruiting trees.

The red mulberry is a marvel in and of itself due to its diverse array of nutrients, applications, and advantages. Not only can you eat and benefit from the berries, but it also has anti-cancer properties.

Despite this, mulberries are nutritional powerhouses because they contain abundant essential nutrients such as vitamin C, K, iron, and anthocyanin, which are especially good for the blood.

When its bark is damaged, it secretes a substance similar to latex, which prevents the tree from being overrun by predators and enables any wounded tissue to recover and close itself swiftly 

The berries can be eaten off the bush or used in preserves, jams, and jellies. They can also be used as a baking ingredient to liven up a bread, muffin, or cake.

Pollination: The flowers are cross-pollinated by the wind.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Red Mulberry Tree (2-3 Foot) (Morus rubra):

  • 📏Size: Red Mulberry is a medium to large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 40-70 feet (12-21 m) and a spread of 40-70 feet (12-21 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Red Mulberry is deciduous and alternate, with heart-shaped leaves that turn yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In spring, Red Mulberry produces greenish-yellow flowers that are inconspicuous. The flowers are followed by small, edible, dark purple to blackberry-like fruits that are sweet and delicious.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Red Mulberry has a rounded crown with spreading branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Red Mulberry thrives in full sun and can tolerate various light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: Red Mulberry prefers well-drained soil and is adaptable to a range of soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Red Mulberry is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9.
  • 🧪pH Level: Red Mulberry prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Red Mulberry should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or diseased branches and prune to shape the tree as needed.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Red Mulberry is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to root rot and scale insects. Regular care can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Red Mulberry Tree (2-3 Foot) (Morus rubra):

Red Mulberry flowers are monoecious, with separate male and female flowers on the same tree. The flowers are wind-pollinated and not showy or attractive to pollinators. The sweet and juicy fruits that follow are beloved by humans and wildlife alike. They can be eaten fresh or used in jams, pies, and other culinary delights. The tree provides valuable shade and serves as a food source for various birds and mammals. Red Mulberry has cultural significance as a traditional food source for Indigenous peoples. The tree is also an important host plant for the larvae of several butterfly species. Red Mulberry is an excellent choice for naturalized areas, wildlife gardens, and orchards. Efforts to conserve and propagate native Red Mulberry trees help to maintain biodiversity and preserve the genetic diversity of this valuable tree species.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

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