Red Mulberry
Morus rubra

Red Mulberry

Red mulberry is found in coastal and inland hammocks throughout most of Florida including Palm Beach County.

The fruit turns from red to reddish black in April and May and is a favorite for migrating cedar waxwings, kids and local birds.

The large leaves of red mulberrry drop in late fall and are replaced in early spring.  They are soft and quilted and may be round with a pointed tip, three lobed or mitten shaped. The exotic mulberries are rough to the touch.

The yellow roots spread out like a ficus and should be kept away from structures.  Mix with oaks, hackberry, elm, maple, or any of the inland or coastal hammock species like gumbo limbo, mastic, pigeon plum or paradise tree. Leave it bare underneath with fallen leaves as a ground cover.