Morus rubra

Common name: Red Mulberry

Native plant

Red Mulberry is an understory tree that grows in mesic woods. The tree’s leaves are up to 8 inches across and long. The fruit is very edible and loved by birds. The non-native White Mulberry is a noxious weed that seems to sprout everywhere. Red mulberry, which is far less common, does not seem to be a noxious weed even though it produces a loft of seed. The bark was used by the Native Americans to make rope and cloth.

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Woodies- Standard Tree
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils


Urban Suited, Woodlands

Growth form

Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color

Green White

Fall color



Mature height
20 Feet
Mature width
20 Feet
Max height
30 Feet
Max width
30 Feet

Additional information

Loved by birds Edible fruit

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