Black Mulberry Morus Nigra ( Moraceae ) HEIGHT To 13m Gnarled Bole And Dense , T ...
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Description: Black Mulberry Morus nigra ( Moraceae ) HEIGHT to 13m Gnarled bole and dense , twisting branches and twigs make even a young tree look ancient . Crown may be broader than tree is tall . BARK Dark orange brown , fissured and peeling . Downy shoots release milky juice if snapped . LEAVES To 20cm long , oval with heart shaped base , toothed margin and pointed tip . Petiole hairy , to 2 . 5cm long . REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Flower spikes are produced on short downy stalks in May ; yellowish green male flowers are about 2 . 5cm long , females are about 1–1 . 25cm long and give rise to a hard raspberry like fruit , acidic until fully ripened , when wine red or purple . STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Asia , long cultivated elsewhere . In Britain , found mainly in south , in sheltered gardens .
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