Morus alba – White Mulberry (eastern Asia)
Habit: Small tree to medium-size tree, 10-15 m tall, 4-6 m wide; round crown, crooked stem; extended, moderate growth; can be regularly pollarded.
Flowers: Monoecious, inconspicuous, cylindrical, yellowish green spikes, after leaves shoot in May or beginning of June.
Fruits: Ovoid, fleshy and juicy like blackberries, whitish, pink or even crimson-violet to black, edible, sweetish-tasteless.
Leaves: Broadly-oval to cordate, occasionally deeply lobed, light green when shooting, after shiny dark green; pale yellow to yellow in autumn, from October.
Demands: Sun to shade, tolerates heat, likes warmth, moderately frost hardy, tolerant of urban and industrial pollution, tolerates salt.
Soil: Extremely dry to fresh; slightly acidic to very alkaline, in all well drained substrates.
Hardiness: Zone 5b