The fruits of White Mulberry are popular on the menu of many wild animals like birds and squirrels. But this tree is not only grown for its fruits but also for its beautiful, dense canopy of foliage, which makes it a gorgeous addition to any home and garden. White Mulberry trees are incredibly resilient and easy to grow, making them great for beginner gardeners or people who prefer a low-maintenance garden.
The White Mulberry tree, scientifically known as Morbus alba, is native to China and is well-known for its white-to-red transitioning fruits that resemble the shape of Blackberries. Though edible, it’s often said that the taste of the White Mulberry does not compare to its cousin, the Black Mulberry, which is much sweeter.
The White Mulberry tree is a large fruit tree that can grow up to 50 feet (15 meters) tall and wide. When grown as garden plants, they will usually be kept at 30 feet (10 meters) or less. You should know that because of their extensive and vigorous growth, they are considered invasive in some parts of the world. Thus, we recommend doing a little research into your area’s laws before buying and planting a tree in your backyard!