Common Name: White Mulberry
Scientific Name: Morus alba
Other Names: Common Mulberry
Leaf: Deciduous; alternate; simple; lobbed or unlobbed; blunt wedge-shaped tip; lustrous
light green above, yellow in fall; hairless below.
Flower: Small; unisexual; green; male clusters are loose and elongated; female cluster
are short dense cylindrical.
Fruit: Round aggregates; 10-20 mm long; white,reddish, purplish to blackish; edible.
Twig: Thin; light brown.
Bark: Pale greyish to yellowish brown; furrowed.
Facts About This Tree:
1. White mulberry originates from Eastern Asia and has become naturalized in Canada. They
were brought to North America with the hope of creating a western silk industry, which
2. In Eastern Asia White mulberry is a food source for silk worms.
3. The scientific name from White mublberry is Morus alba. Morus comes from the greek
word morea meaning mulberry, and alba means white.
4. Fences and boats are made of White mulberry wood in North America, and it is used to
make carvings in China and Japan.
5. A cultivar of White mulberry called Pendula, which has drooping branches, is planted
as an ornamental.
6. White mulberry can be confused with the native Red mulberry, which it is outcompeting.
Lat, Long: 43.78405, -79.59057
Diameter (DBH): 20.5 cm
Last Year Modified: 2015
Carbon Stored in this Tree: 73.33 kg of C
Equivalent CO2: 268.84 kg of C
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