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White mulberry

Morus alba L.

Family: Moraceae

Name justification:
The name of the genus comes from Greek, and it has derived to the Latin morus, the mulberry tree, not the blackberry bush.
Alba refers to the white colour of its infrutescences, but they can be burgundy.

Common name: White mulberry
Description: Small tree
Leaf: Decidious Broad Entire

Origin and distribution:
It comes from the Centre and East of Asia (China, Manchuria and Korea). It has always been widely cultivated in warm countries, in order to use its leaves as food for silkworms. For this reason, these old trees have grown wild. Some trees present burgundy infrutescences.

Location in the garden:
There are two specimens, male and female, growing at the left slope leading to the Monument to Ventura Figueroa. The specimens next to the gardens of Méndez Núñez Monument belong to the cultivar ‘Pendula’.


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