White Mulberry
Morus alba 'Chaparral'

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Morus (MOR-russ) (Info)
Species: alba (AL-ba) (Info)
Cultivar: Chaparral

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Peoria, Illinois

Derby, Kansas

Mashpee, Massachusetts

Hernando, Mississippi

Cincinnati, Ohio

Saltville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 9, 2013, talbotecolandcare from Mashpee, MA wrote:

The true Morus alba 'Chaparral' is a male plant, so it does not produce fruit. This is a blessing, as the fruits (while tasty) stain badly AND the plant is an invasive species in many parts of the United States. Being a male clone, however, it makes an interesting small tree with the invasive issues.

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On May 21, 2012, Mamma_Hin from Saltville, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Bought this from Lowe's in March of 2006 and it's beautiful and doing very well. Needs to be covered for late Spring freezes. It states on the tag that it "...flowers in March and April are yellow green. Birds love the blackberry size fruit." I have seen the flowers every year but they have never turned into fruit.