Red Mulberry



Red Mulberry

(18 customer reviews)


Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) stands tall with its broad leaves and sweet, dark fruits. This tree is not just a source of delicious berries but also a haven for wildlife, offering both nourishment and shelter. Its adaptability to various soils makes it a versatile choice for landscapes.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-8
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Soil Type: Well-drained, loamy
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Plant Spacing: 20-30′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: From Seed
Plant Size: 35-50′ tall, 30-40′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Greenish-white
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Fruit Size: 1-1.5″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet
Fruit Color and Appearance Dark purple, cylindrical

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Fast
Years to Bear: 10-12
Lifespan: 50-75 years
Pollination Requirements: Requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees, flies)
Harvest Time: June-July
Yield & Storage: High, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 51 × 2 × 3 in
Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8



18 reviews for Red Mulberry

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  1. William Parker (Verified Customer)

    Plant arrived with a well developed root system and strong branches. There was a tiny bit of damage to one branch, but nothing concerning. Well package, shipped fast, and well on its way to getting established in the landscape. Thanks Food Forest Nursery team!

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  2. myra louie (Verified Customer)

    The mulberry came quick in 2 days. The roots were full and health. Great Value.

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  3. sean russell (Verified Customer)

    Great looking bare root trees. Excited to add this mulberry variety to my mulberry orchard!

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  4. Maria S. (Verified Customer)

    Lovely looking baby tree with nice, healthy looking roots.

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  5. Katrina (Verified Customer)

    I was very impressed with the size and health of each item that I purchased. Happy customer.

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  6. Lee K. (Verified Customer)

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  7. Sheryl S. (Verified Customer)

    Healthy looking bare root plants with strong root systems. It is about 18″ tall. Carefully packaged, but without a lot of wasteful packaging. Thank you!

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  8. Vinnie (Verified Customer)

    These taste like candy!!

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  9. Clint S. (Verified Customer)

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  10. Darrell Fulcher (Verified Customer)

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  11. Candice S. (Verified Customer)

    At least a foot tall tree with great roots. It’s been about 3 weeks since delivery and planted and I have growth every where.

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  12. Barbara W. (Verified Customer)

    Buds started to appear a few days after we planted it. Instructions were really clear.

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  13. Alisha (Verified Customer)

    Big beautiful plant ! Great looking roots ! And growing well

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  14. Bowman Moore (Verified Customer)

    Very pleased

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  15. Deborah Cook (Verified Customer)

    Just starting to leaf out

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  16. ANGELA (Verified Customer)

    Both plants look so healthy.

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  17. Neal N. (Verified Customer)

    Seemed a little frail, watching them closely.

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  18. Gayvonne (Verified Customer)

    Beautiful trees

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