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The mulberry leaf pattern is alternate. They are simple, broadly ovate to roughly orbicular, 8 to 12 cm long, with a serrated margin. The flowers are small and inconspicuous. The trunk, bark and branches droop as the tree grows, and will require pruning for clearance.The wood and branches are susceptible to breakage as or the wood itself is weak.


Red mulberry is mostly dioecious but can be monoecious. Both male and female stalked flower clusters and appear in April and May. The blackberry-like fruit reaches full development from June to August. Each fruit is composed of many small drupelets which develop from separate female flowers ripening together
Red mulberry is noted for its large, sweet fruits.The color of the fruit does not identify the mulberry species. White mulberries can produce white, lavender or black fruit. White mulberry fruits are can be sweet but often lacking in tartness. Red mulberry fruits are usually deep red, almost black, and have the best flavor.