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Hicks Everbearing Red Mulberry Morus rubra 'Hicks Everbearing'

Description

Hicks Everbearing red mulberry is a native tree species and has both edible and ornamental features. It can live up to 125 years but the weedy invasive character is not appealing. It is more cold hardy than black mulberry.

Older variety and difficult to find.

More information on Morus rubra.

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Tags:
#hardy#deciduous#birds#edible#native tree#weedy#messy#deer resistant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#hardy#deciduous#birds#edible#native tree#weedy#messy#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Morus
    Species:
    rubra
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Moderately resistant to deer. Fruit is eaten by birds and mammals.
    Edibility:
    Jellies, Jams and wine from the ripe fruit
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    It produces numerous reddish-black fruit that looks like blackberry but slender, with a size of 1 1/4''
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    The small yellowish-green flower is not showy. Male flower and female flower can bloom on the same tree or different trees.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Features alternate broad simple green leaves with notch at the base, fine, serrated margin. Upper surface is rough and under surface is full of soft hair.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Design Feature:
    Edible
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Salt