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Morus rubra

Red mulberry

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.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Up to 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FAC) Facultative upland

Attributes

  • Edible
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Floodplain
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer
  • Bottomland Hardwood

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Rain Garden
  • Stream Restoration