Red Mulberry Tree (Morus rubra)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous

The red mulberry trees is native to the United States and found throughout the eastern and central states. Although it’s fairly common in the U.S., red mulberry is an endangered species in Canada.

  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: 30-45 feet tall
  • Average Width: The canopy of the red mulberry tree can spread up to 40 feet.
  • Leaf Description: Alternate, simple, leaves 3 to 5 inches long with toothed margins. Leaf shape is variable; they may have no lobes or be highly dissected into lobes. Red mulberry tree leaves are green above with a rough texture and paler green and fuzzy below.
  • Bark Description: Gray-brown bark that is irregular with long, scaly ridges. Bark on younger trees is often orangish, especially when wet.
  • Twig Description: Twigs from red mulberry trees are slender, zigzag, green changing to red-brown, sometimes pubescent stems.
  • Flowering: Small, pale green; male flowers are hanging catkins, 1 to 2 inches long; females are 1 inch long catkins, both appearing in late spring.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: Red mulberry trees are native to the United States.

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