Mulberry Tree: Growing, Tips & Some Surprising Facts



This guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to grow a mulberry tree, how to care for and harvest it, and how to deal with the most common cultivation problems. 

It will also discuss the best ways to propagate it, which varieties are best suited for your garden, and will take a quick look at its rich cultural significance.

Meaning &  Symbolism

In Chinese mythology, mulberries are associated with the Tree of Life, linking the earth and heaven. They also have a deep spiritual meaning in Japan, where vessels made from mulberry paper are used for offerings in Shinto shrines.

Identifying a Mulberry Tree

Mulberries are several species of deciduous, fruiting trees found growing in temperate regions around the world. They are best known for their role in the silk industry, and for their edible, berry-like fruit.


- White mulberry (Morus alba) - Red mulberry (Morus rubra) - Illinois Everbearing Mulberry - Black mulberry (Morus nigra)

Uses for Mulberry Trees

Mulberries have a wide range of uses and benefits. The edible fruit is rich in vitamin C and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.

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