Morus alba

White Mulberry

A fruitless weeping mulberry.

Features: Weeping habit. Widely tolerant. Robust.
Applications: Specimen tree in gardens, landscapes, suitable courtyards or generally difficult sites. Streetscapes where size and weeping habit is appropriate.
Description The White Mulberry is a solid option if a weeping habit is required, being robust, handling difficult sites and helpfully, being fruitless. Grafted onto a straight trunk, the weeping habit can trail beautifully all the way to the ground. Deciduous, with yellow or yellow-green autumn colour, the small tree is a graceful addition to small gardens and landscapes and if appropriate, streetscapes. It is tolerant of dry and coastal conditions and a wide range of soil types so is a useful option for more difficult sites.
Availability: Torbay : 100L, Large standard
Mature height: 2-4
Mature spread: 2-4
Canopy: Weeping, dense and open. Dense but limited shade (seasonal).
Growth rate: Fast
Cautions: Non-fruiting
Tolerances: Most soils. Coastal sites, urban and industrial environments, somewhat frost hardy. Transplants readily.
Sun demands: Likes the warmth of full sun but tolerates part sh
Soil demands: Wide range if well-drained - acid to alkaline, dry to moist sites
Water demands: Low to moderate
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Native or Exotic: Exotic
Leaf habit: Deciduous
Family: Moraceae
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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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