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Found mulberry in the hedgerow!

 
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As I was trimming back branches in the hedgerow tonight I found a mulberry I didn't know existed! We have lived here for 3.5 years and I'm still finding things I have overlooked. Wondering if anyone might have insight into the type? Based on my very limited research I think may be white though I'd prefer red since it's native to this area.
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It's lovely!   I can't offer any ideas on the type, but it's beautiful!

I've just started with bare-root mulberry trees.  One leafed out right away, and the other just started budding after a few weeks.  I thought I found one on our very overgrown hill, but when I came back to look for it I couldn't find it.  Are they normally so elusive?
 
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In my experience, once you have one that produces berries, you have 50 shortly after.
 
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Nice find!
I have purchased mulberry trees that are still struggling and I have volunteers that are booming.
I guess volunteers are self selected for robustness.
I would probably cut back the nearby trees to give the mulberry more light, and to make harvest easier.
 
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White mulberries are good. I don’t worry about them being invasive because they have been here 200 hundred years. They have already invaded. They aren’t going away. I am not sure if I have ever seen our native red mulberry. I don’t remember how to tell them apart though.
 
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i want to say the white ones have the 3-lobe leaves (as opposed to the teardrop-shaped leaves on the red ones). I had two of these volunteer in my back yard this year and am leaving them to see what the fruit looks like, fingers crossed.
 
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Ken W Wilson wrote:White mulberries are good. I don’t worry about them being invasive because they have been here 200 hundred years. They have already invaded. They aren’t going away. I am not sure if I have ever seen our native red mulberry. I don’t remember how to tell them apart though.



I like that line of thinking. Plus in this case the black and white varieties still serve as useful food and habitat for woodland creatures as well as fruit for me. I've read most places selling red actually the cultivars are black or mixed red/black genetically.
 
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