Mulberry is the name given to various types of deciduous trees or shrubs of the Morus genus in the Moraceae family cultivated for their palatable fruits.


The genus Morus comprises around 10 species[1] of small to mid-sized trees. The genus includes red mulberry (Morus rubra) and white mulberry (Morus alba).

Mulberry Flowering Plant

The leaves are alternately arranged and are lobed or non-overlapping, heart-shaped, serrated (dentate), and pointed (tapered at one point).

Mulberry Flowers

The trees produce small greenish-yellow flowers in dense clusters and an oval cluster fruit made from individual stone fruits.

Mulberry Fruit

Mulberry can grow to a height of 15 meters (49 feet) and has a relatively short lifespan. Mulberry is believed to be native to China.

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Key References
  • [1]“Mulberry | Diseases and Pests, Description, Uses, Propagation”. Accessed December 01, 2021. Link.


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