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Texas Mulberry, Little-leaf Mulberry
Scientific Name: Morus microphylla Buckley
Synonym: Morus confinis, Morus crataegifolia, Morus grisea, Morus radulina
Family: Moraceae
Texas Mulberry, Little-leaf Mulberry (Morus  microphylla) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: USA (western Texas, southern Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona), northern Mexico, in canyons, often next to streams, 650 to 7500 feet elevation (200-2200 m)

Growth Habits: Deciduous small tree or large shrub, up to 25 feet tall (7.5 m), 30 feet in spread (9 m); trunk 8 inches in diameter with smooth light gray bark; dark green, rough, 3-lobed (occasionally unlobed) leaves, with lighter hairy underside, 1 to 2.5 inches long (2.5-6 cm), 0.8 to 1.2 inches wide (2-3 cm), petiole up to 0.6 inches long (1.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water, prefers good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, semy-hardwood cuttings in summer, heeled hardwood cuttings in winter, layering

Blooming Habits:
Dioecious, yellowish green catkins, 0.4 to 0.8 inches long (1-2 cm), followed by edible red to purple fruits, 0.4 inches long (1 cm), on female trees, in late spring to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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