Morus rubra is a small tree native across the southeast. It is naturally found in moist to moderately-dry forests, and can be grown in full sun to full shade (but it will fruit best in full sun). It prefers moist environments, but it is drought tolerant once established. Reddish-purple fruits mature in the summer and attract birds and small mammals. These fruits are also enjoyed by humans, and can be made into jams. This tree is moderately deer-resistant and often suckers to form colonies. It is a host for some native butterfly species. Morus rubra works great as a restoration tree.