University of Florida

Morus alba

Common name(s): White Mulberry, Silkworm Mulberry

Plant type: deciduous medium tree
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: secondary
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA Quick Dip 12000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 70-80 degrees F
Comment: It could be propagated by root cuttings in the Summer.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Summer
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 2-3 months.
Time required for germination: 1-2 weeks
Comment: The germination environment temperature is 86 degrees F during the day and 68 degrees F at night. Beds need mulch and half shade

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: early Summer
Type of graft: whip, 'T'
Rootstock: Morus alba tatarica