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Appearance The plant, also known as Mulberry (Morus), is a deciduous tree or shrub with alternate, serrated leaves. There are different types of Mulberry trees, including the White Mulberry (Morus alba) and the Black Mulberry (Morus nigra). Height and Crown The height of a Mulberry tree can vary depending on the type, generally reaching heights of 8 to 15 meters. The crown width can also vary, with older trees often becoming broader. Root System Mulberry trees typically have a well-developed, shallow root system. Origin Mulberry trees are native to various parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, and North America. Cultivation and Care Mulberry trees prefer well-draining, fertile soils and a sunny location. Regular watering is important, especially during dry periods. Pruning is best done in winter, promoting healthy growth and facilitating harvesting. Pruning The best time to prune mulberry trees is winter. Light pruning promotes healthy growth and can facilitate the harvest. Harvest Time The harvest time for Mulberries varies depending on the type and climatic conditions. Generally, the fruits ripen in summer. Taste and Usage Mulberries have a sweet taste and can be eaten fresh or processed into jams, desserts, juice, or wine. Health Benefits Mulberries are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They can contribute to improved digestion, strengthen the immune system, and promote heart health. Propagation Mulberry trees can be propagated through seeds, cuttings, or grafting. Propagation by cuttings is often the preferred method. Pollination Mulberry trees are self-pollinating.