Black Mulberry

Morus nigra, the Black Mulberry, is a deciduous tree known for its sweet and flavourful dark purple to black fruits. Originating from western Asia, it’s cultivated worldwide.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a spreading crown and heart-shaped leaves. It produces sweet, dark purple to black berries in summer.


The Produce

The fruits of the Black Mulberry tree are prized for their rich, sweet flavour. These small, elongated berries are typically dark purple to almost black when fully ripe, with a glossy appearance.


The Flowers

Produces small, inconspicuous greenish flowers in spring, followed by the large berries in summer.


The Leaves

These deciduous leaves are generally heart-shaped with serrated edges, and they alternate along the branches.


The Bark

The bark is dark brown and deeply fissured, becoming more rugged with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens, orchards, and along roadsides.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The berries are a favorite of many bird species.


The Culture

Highly valued for its delicious berries, which are eaten fresh, dried, or used in cooking and baking.


Fun Facts

Black Mulberry trees can live for several hundred years and are known for their longevity and productivity.

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