Identify mulberry leaves by the time of year that the leaves emerge. The red mulberry leaf has saw tooth like edges.
Silkworms consume mulberry leaves so as a result the mulberry tree became critical to chinese economy and later to the production of silk around the world.
Pictures of red mulberries. Red mulberry is similar to its relatives white and black mulberry however there are some differences in size region and growth habits. The mulberry leaf is heart shaped and the tops of the leaves are slightly rough in texture. Red mulberry hardier than black mulberries red mulberries morus rubra are native to north america where they thrive in deep rich soils found along bottomlands and streams.
You should plant the tree away from driveways and walking paths. Red mulberries are more likely to be found in thickets with moist soil from sea level up to 3583 feet. White mulberry white mulberries morus alba tatarica were imported from china introduced into colonial america for silkworm production.
The red mulberry morus rubra is less common but still has blackberry like fruit and leaves that can be lobed or unlobed. Images of a mulberry tree. The leaf of red mulberry is fuzzy underneath while the underside of a white mulberry is smooth.
Contrary to its name the red mulberry actually produces a black berry that closely. Paper red white and black mulberries. Red mulberry also known as american mulberry is a deciduous tree native to north america.
White mulberries have. The same stain that causes such headaches for homeowners is a natural red andor. Lots of mulberry picturesweeping mulberryclose up photos of leavesredwhite black fruit imageswe have many mulberry tree pics.
You can usually tell them apart by putting the edge of a leaf in your mouth. White mulberries leaf out in early spring red mulberries leaf in mid spring and black mulberries leaf in late spring to early summer. Not only does the berry itself stain anything it touches but droppings from a bird that has snacked on mulberries will stain as well.
Each of these trees leaves has telltale signs to help you identify it. You might encounter four types of mulberry trees. Beware if you choose to plant a purple or red mulberry tree.
Identifying morus species by leaf bark fruit flowers seeds twig and shape. Due to their superior fruit black mulberries are most often cultivated and found in home.