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PlantFiles: White Mulberry
Morus alba 'Ho'O'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


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)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dirtybritches On May 19, 2010, dirtybritches from Halifax, VA wrote:

For me, this shrubby tree at 6'+ and about 7 years old IS fruiting for the first time I have noticed. This may possibly be due to the fact that I also have standard Mulberry tree in my backyard that may have acted as the pollinator. See my posted photos above.

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 7, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Just Fruits and Exotics offers this description: "Japanese variety of Morus alba whose name means king or royalty. The leaves look like a living topographic map. The area between minor veins is distorted, so the leaf surface is crinkled or raised. Great yellow fall color. Non-fruiting. Zones 5-9."


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

Raleigh, North Carolina
Halifax, Virginia

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