Fast-Growing Tree with Edible Fruit
The White Mulberry is a fast-growing, deciduous tree that produces an edible harvest. Plant one in a side yard where you can enjoy its features without concerns about dropping fruit.
Your Mulberry can reach a height of 50 feet with an equal spread. The crown tends toward a spreading nature which is popular with wildlife. Birds will enjoy visiting your yard for the shelter and food your tree provides.
One inch raspberry-like fruits ripen in early to mid summer, and attain a delectable red-pink hue. You’ll know the fruit is ripe when your tree is alive with the excited cheeps of the songbirds that have come to feast.
You’ll enjoy the fruit for a snack right from your very own tree, or save some of the sweet berries. Homemade Mulberry preserves or wine is hard to come by and is a special, rare gift for friends and family.
The White Mulberry’s autumn raiment includes various shades of yellow, adding a bit of fall color to your landscape.
The White Mulberry is wonderful as a shade tree or windbreak. It requires very little care and can tolerate drought, frost or poor soils.
If you’d like a durable tree that produces delicious fruit every year, look no further than the White Mulberry.
* Edible fruit
* Wildlife interest
* Drought tolerant
mulberries Review by Old Man Charles
When I was growing up in the mid-west it seemed like every farm yard had a mulberry tree. The neighbor kids and myself got plenty stained climbing and eating those mulberries. I see a few in town now but I think there should be more planted because they grow fast and take very little care.
Cut back your wide-reaching heavy branches Review by Nina
I moved into my house 2 years ago with a large, beautiful mulberry tree in my backyard. The tree provided great shade and the canopy reached so far out from the trunk that I often used it for shade during parties and such. It had beautiful, wide reaching branches. But they do require some cutting back since they tend to get heavy for the tree. Now my 2 main branches have split off the main trunk, they must have been too heavy. My heart is just broken! If you have this tree, make sure to cut back branches that are too long.
Is this the same tree that is used for tea consumption in China? Review by Olga3333
Can someone tell me if this is the same white mulberry that is native to China and used for tea? I was hopeing it was as I would like to plant one in my yard for the purpuse of cultivating the leaves for tea. The White mulberry I read about has a powerful glucose blocking agent. It's great for diabetes. Full of antioxidants and is naturally packed with calcium.
The Perfect Tree! Review by Mimi
We moved into a home about 5 years ago with a mulberry already planted in the yard. It was only 15 tall and 15 wide, but in 5 years it has grown to about 25 high and 25 wide. I found out that it is a male mulberry, so it does not flower or fruit - which is good, because female mulberries are contantly dropping their spent flowers and ripe fruit. My tree-climbing daughter loves this tree! It provides great shade, is low-maintenace and is very strong. It does require some pruning to keep it from spreading too wide and for taming branches. The male does produce a lot of pollen in the spring, and I am allergic to it, so I have to keep the windows that are located on that side of the house shut (for only a few days, though.) You will love this tree!
Good Tree for Birdlovers Review by Gary
I have a multi-trunked white mulberry tree on my property that must be about 30 feet tall and almost as wide. I am not sure exactly how old it is. It was planted by the birds many years ago and I let it mature on our hedgerow between our property and a neighbors cow pasture. I believe the reason that it is multi-trunked is that I cut it down to the ground for many years to maintain the view but was eventually impressed by the tenacity of the tree for its always re-sprouting. Eventually I let it grow. The fruit is very sweet it tastes like sugar water. I find it has no pronounced flavor other than being sweet. I find this tree extremely useful because it fruits about the same time as my Black Tartan and Bing Cherry Trees. What is so good about this is that the birds prefer the Mulberries to cherries and they leave(most of)my cherries alone. The ripened mulberries fall to the base of the tree when ripe and they almost look like a white shag carpet at peak season. This attracts many species of birds, as well as woodchucks, squirrels, and even the odd deer. I get a lot of enjoyment out of watching all the wildlife that the tree attracts.