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Texas Mulberry, Mountain Mulberry, Mexican Mulberry, Littleleaf Mulberry, Wild Mulberry, Dwarf Mulberry
Morus microphylla


Texas mulberry grows along creeks and in canyons in the western two thirds of the state, usually occurring in dry, well-drained areas. It is common on the white rock escarpment of Dallas County, where it grows as a small shrub from 6 to 12 feet. It is a smaller tree than red mulberry, averaging around 25 feet high, and the leaves and fruit are likewise smaller. Its leaves are exceedingly rough on both sides, whereas red mulberrys' are rough only on the top. Texas mulberry is usually found growing on thin limestone soils, although it grows equally as well on igneous soils.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: yellowish-green

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: multiple fruit of small fleshy drupes resembling blackberries, red to purple

Height: to 25 ft.

Width: less than 30 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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