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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Morus rubra L.
red mulberry
MORU2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 45
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 70.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Purple      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 170
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 600
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 35
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 140   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 344667
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product Low   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 04/09/2020 03:41 AM CDT