A broad crowned small deciduous tree with heart shaped dark green leaves, most commonly known for its fruit. Producing dark purple-red sweet berries, eaten fresh or excellent for jams and syrups. The morus nigra also bears small inconspicuous white flowers. Black mulberries can grow anywhere between 9-12m tall and span 10-15m wide.
The plant is most commonly used for its fruit production in home gardens, as ornamental plants or as a bonsai or small plant indoors. Perfect for errosion control and wind breaks.
Grows well in full sun sheltered from wind. A well drained loamy, slightly acidic soil is best.