Morus alba at Roath Mill Gardens

Morus alba 0

Morus alba
March 2015

Morus alba 1

Morus alba
mid June 2015

Morus alba 2

Morus alba
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 19746 77971
Common name White mulberry
Origin Central and East Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 12M 1988 (R & V Smith)
Height 13M March 2015
Girth 122cm 1988 (R & V Smith)
Girth 200cm January 2015
Reference 64

This tree leans over the brook approximately 36M downstream from the foot bridge.

Morus alba bark

Morus alba bark
March 2015

Morus alba leaf

Morus alba leaves
early September 2015

General tree description

Morus alba is a small to medium sized tree, typically 11 to 15 metres tall. It has an open, spreading shape and may have a rounded top. The bark is pale brown-grey with shallow ridges. The leaves are light green, smooth and glossy above, turning pale yellow in autumn. They are of variable shape and size, 6 to 16cm long, heart-shaped or variously-lobed, with blunt teeth. There are small yellowish-green catkins in spring, followed on female trees by edible blackberry-like fruits, which may be white, pink or purple-red.