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Scientific Name: Morus alba 'Pendula'
Pronunciation: MORE-us AL-buh
Common Name: weeping mulberry
Family Name: Moraceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves glossy, rounded, margins serrated and most with 2 or 3 lobes, up to to 20 cm long; florets small, yellowish-green, in drooping catkins; multiple fruit on female trees are fused drupes.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:7 - 10m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China (N. China)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract birds, Erosion control, Herb, Specimen plant
Additional Info: Most images shown are of M. 'Pendula'.
weeping mulberry
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate, Oblique (uneven)
Margins: Pinnately lobed, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green-yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May
Additional Info: sometimes the separate male and female catkins may be found on the same plant (monoecious)

Fruit Type: Multiple fruit, Drupe
Fruit Colour: White, Red, Purple, Pink, Black, Dark-red, (variety of colours may be on one plant as they usually ripen dark red to almost black)
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey

Propagation: Seed, Grafting
Pest Susceptibility: Leaf scorch, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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