Morus alba or bombycis 'Unryu'
The contorted mulberry is an incredibly beautiful landscape focal point. This Japanese tree features a gnarled trunk and branches. It offers a scattering of small, tasty, purple fruit under the shiny, medium-green leaves, which turn an attractive yellow during fall. Once the leaves drop, the curled and wavy growth pattern of the trunk and branches is revealed. It has the potential to grow to 30' in time, but is easily kept at 9'-15' with regular pruning.
Unryu in Japanese means twisted or contorted. Some confusion currently exists regarding the proper botanical name for this plant.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 9'-15'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: August-October
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