Red Mulberry

Morus rubra

This deciduous tree is 10-15 m tall and is native to eastern North America. Its leaves have a rough upper surface with a fuzzy underside. Purple cylindrical berries, 2-3 cm long, are sweet, juicy and edible. In the past, mulberries were also valued as food for livestock.
Habitat:
Floodplains, river valleys, moist hillsides.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 20 m tall with short trunk and spreading branches.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD MI MN MO MS NC NE NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC SD TN TX VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
ON