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Morus rubra L.
red mulberry
MORU2

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential Yes
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Green
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Purple
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 45
Height, Mature (feet) 70.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Rounded
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 140
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 170
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 600
Precipitation, Minimum 35
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 24
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 344667
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product Low
Lumber Product Yes
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product Yes
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 07/28/2014 08:41 AM MDT