Within the genus Morus, there are several species of Mulberries. While the mulberry produces edible fruits, it is better known as a fodder that is used to grow silk worms, which in turn are used to produce silk. Mulberry trees are also grown as ornamental plants in parks and gardens.
Basic information and facts
Asia, East and South-East Asia. The white mulberry originates from China.
Now widely distributed in regions with a warm temperate or subtropical climate.
Evergreen or deciduous:
Deciduous, but can be evergreen in tropical climates.
Proverbs and Quotes
- With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. (Chinese proverb)