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Mulberry Tree

Mulberries look kind of like blackberries.

Morus or Mulberry trees are a genus of 10 to 16 species of deciduous trees native to warm temperate and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, with the majority of the species native to Asia. Most mulberry trees grow very quickly at an early age. They grow up to 39-47 feet tall. Make sure you have room for this giant tree! The fruit is a multiple fruit, is about 2-3 centimeters (0.8-1.2 in) long. The fruits when unripe are white or green to pale yellow with whitish-pink edges. In most species the fruits are red when they are ripening. A fully ripened mulberry in these species is dark purple to black, edible, and sweet with a good flavor in several species. We on Kooia.info would recommend getting the Libya Mulberry. It is sweet and easy to take care of. Also the advantage of having this tree in your backyard is pretty nice. The Mulberry tree has large, palmate leaves of a rich green color. It grows from 30 to 40 feet in height with a full, wide head which makes it ideal for shade!

Mulberry Tree

You can find fruiting and non-fruiting Mulberry varieties. Fruiting Mulberries can be very messy dropping dark fruits and staining pavements. On the other hand, fruits are tasty and nutritious. Mainly, scavengers like birds and squirrels will try to eat the mulberries. Taking care of them is tricky. Every 3 months, you need to cut down branches to prevent the tree from falling over, (the branches do extend pretty far!) You need to be careful when to walk near a mulberry tree. The roots are very jagged and people tend to fall over them. We would suggest planting your Mulberry with a root guard around the root ball, you can encourage the roots to go down before they spread wide and avoid the surface root problem. Mulberry's can tolerate very cold climates such as -10F to -20F! We also suggest you spread compost around your tree. Apply 2lb. of compost for young trees and then when the tree reaches maturity, apply 4lb. of compost. Try planting your trees in the sun, it grows much better. We hope you enjoy your mulberry trees.