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Hardiness: 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
Bloom Color: Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Foliage: Deciduous Smooth-Textured
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting: Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
On Apr 30, 2008, CheekyTikiGirl from Van Nuys, CA wrote:
I inherited a huge red mulberry tree when I purchased my home. The shade it provides, in the So. Cal. heat, as well as the lovely chattering of birds every morning, is well worth the purple paw prints my dog leaves in my laundry room and kitchen. Messy, but beautiful.
On Jul 2, 2005, angelam from melbourne Australia wrote:
I bought a red mulberry by mistake, intending to buy a black one, of which I have good memories. I have found the tree tough and incredibly vigorous, but a mad tangle of branches.Having tried to thin them into a more regular shape I then read that pruning should be kept to a minimum as it will stimulate another bout of vigorous growth. This is true.
However possums have now discovered the tree and are doing it serious damage. They systematically eat out each bud along branches that will take their weight in Winter, and have taken to stripping the bark off large areas of branches.Iassume there is a protective outer layer that they are eating as, contrary to my expectations, the branches haven't died, although the stripped areas have gone black in colour.
The berries are pleasant enough, and make good preserves, but I prefer the black ones even with their potential for staining which extends to the dropping of birds that have been eating them.
On Jul 11, 2004, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:
When we lived in Houston we had a large Mulberry tree that was a heavy producer. We dug up a couple of it's offspring and brought them with us when we moved to Santa Fe, texas.
The largest tree is now about 20 feet tall and had many thousands of berries. At the first sign of pink, the berries were gone. We never saw a ripe one or one on the ground. The birds and squirrels really love them.
On May 21, 2004, chandacat from Roxboro, NC wrote:
My husband & I just moved into a house with an adjoining back lot that used to be a plant nursery. This is our first spring, and we are still trying to keep track of all of the different plants and trees. There is a lovely mulberry tree that is growing out by the back patio, about 8 feet tall, and is just now producing berries.
On Jan 1, 2004, paradis from herndon, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
My sister-in-law had one of these in her yard in the Baltimore, MD for years and her daughter loves the berries. Unfortunately, the tree was destroyed by hurricane Isabel and we're having problems finding a replacement :(
On Dec 2, 2003, Larkie from Camilla, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
We have a tree here on our farm that has been here 40 years or more.. We love to eat them, and so do the birds and my pet goats, so we all enjoy it, LOL..Next to Mayhaw jelly the mulberry comes in a very close second with me..They are ready here in southwest GA in late April, early May..
On Nov 30, 2003, Yardmender from Galt, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Hi, I've had this Mulberry in my yard for about 30 yrs. It's always loaded with fruit. I also have the white fruit variety, but I don't know the name of it. They both produce really sweet berries, and they make great jelly, but I warn anyone who plants them to make sure they're way away from the house! I was too dumb to think of that when I planted them, and believe me I've cleaned lots of purple juice stains out of my carpet!! They get tracked everywhere! LOL The birds also love them, and when the berries are ready, I can see all kinds of very different types of birds! Plant one, and get your binoculars ready! Enjoy! Yardmender
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) Phoenix, Arizona Fayetteville, Arkansas Huntington, Arkansas Morrilton, Arkansas Galt, California Los Angeles, California Bartow, Florida Gulf Breeze, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Keystone Heights, Florida Lake City, Florida (2 reports) Merritt Island, Florida Opa Locka, Florida Rockledge, Florida Trenton, Florida Wauchula, Florida Camilla, Georgia Atalissa, Iowa Benton, Kentucky Clermont, Kentucky Georgetown, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Nicholasville, Kentucky Chalmette, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Brookeville, Maryland Lexington, Massachusetts Owosso, Michigan Tecumseh, Michigan Miesville, Minnesota Leakesville, Mississippi Rogersville, Missouri Buffalo, New York Raleigh, North Carolina Greencastle, Pennsylvania Johnson City, Tennessee Signal Mountain, Tennessee Cibolo, Texas College Station, Texas Gillett, Texas Groves, Texas Lufkin, Texas Missouri City, Texas Old River-winfree, Texas Port Lavaca, Texas Santa Fe, Texas Chesapeake, Virginia Haymarket, Virginia Millwood, Washington