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White mulberry

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White mulberry (Morus alba 'Pendula')
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal
Morus alba 'Pendula'.
  • Morus alba 'Pendula'.
  • Morus alba.



Origin and description

White mulberry is a small tree with a rounded crown that grows to 10 metres. Its glossy green polymorphous foliage turns yellow in fall. Spike-like flowers appear in spring. Pinkish white fruit in summer attracts birds.

Common name

White mulberry

Latin name (genus)

Morus alba

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Moraceae

Growing conditions

This species is known for its capacity to adapt to poor, dry soils, pollution and salt spray. It does not tolerate wet sites well, however.

Easy to grow?

Fast growing, but short-lived. Very frost sensitive if planted in poorly drained soil.


Used in mass plantings, as a single specimen or to form high hedges.


  • Zone 3

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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