Family: Moraceae

Scientific Name: Morus alba pendula

Common Name: Weeping Mulberry


Weeping Mulberry (Morus alba pendula) is a weeping form of the White Mulberry. 

Plant TypeTrees Deciduous
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowersinconspicuous greenish-white, early spring
Fruitwhite to pink to dark red or purple, small fleshy drupes and very tasty, botanically called a multiple fruit like pineapple
Leavessimple, green and polymorphic (many shapes). deciduous
Dimensions6-10 tall, height can depend on the position of the graft union on the scion
Maintenanceprune in late fall or winter, with age may get tangled and wild looking, can be pruned hard to gain back a better shape
Propagationgrafting, top grafting
Native SiteChina
Cultivar OriginNurseryman John Teas, Carthage, Missouri, 1883
Misc FactsAKA: Weeping White Mulberry, Teas Weeping Mulberry
Author's NotesI drove past a very old plant for many years, must have had 6-8 inch trunk. Owner kept it to about 6 feet tall. Sadly was lost to road improvement.
Notes & Reference#93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson), #144-Missouri Botanical Gardens web site (, #253-The Tree Book (Micheal Dirr, Keith Warren)
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