Morus alba var. multicaulis
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Morus alba var. multicaulis

silkwood mulberry

  family moraceae 
  genus morus 

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Genus  Morus Species  alba Variety  multicaulis Cultivar  Common names  silkwood mulberry Family  MORACEAE Specimen number  S10385 Data source  UnFruit pp177
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Morus alba var. multicaulis can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It is small, black and sweet. Morus alba var. multicaulis if frequently used in sweets. Silkwood mulberry is most commonly used dried or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Orchard Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Jul 01 - Jul 31 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Dried   Sweets Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  small, black and sweet
Horticulture notes  Morus alba var. multicaulis is self fertile. Crops can be harvested throughout July.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Morus alba var. multicaulis is a woody perennial. Silkwood mulberry is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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