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Morus australis 'Unryo'

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Description

Grown for twisted corkscrew branches; vigorous; branches can be used in flower arrangements. Can be pruned into a shorter tree or shrub. After leaf drop in fall, the contorted stems add excellent winter interest to the landscape

Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#birds#edible fruit#drought tolerant#tree#winter interest
Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#birds#edible fruit#drought tolerant#tree#winter interest
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Morus
    Species:
    australis
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds love the berries
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Small edible sweet purple fruits. Fruiting is sparse
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    Inconspicuous spring flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy light green leaves (to 7" long) produce often-attractive yellow fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Unusual twisted branches adds winter interest
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Pollution