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Difference Between White and Red Mulberry

White vs Red Mulberry

Most people think white and red mulberry to be almost the same as both of them have similar features. The only exception that some people think is in the difference in the colours of the fruits. However, the fact is that the two have some differences between them.

Red Mulberry is Morus rubra and and White Mulberry is Morus alba. When White Mulberry is a native of china, Red Mulberry is native of Eastern United States.

When comparing the two, Red Mulberry is taller. It comes to a height of 60 feet and has a spread of 50 feet. White Mulberry has a height o 40 feet and has a spread of 40 feet. Moreover, the red mulberry also has a dense branching when compared to white mulberry.

The matured Red Mulberry fruits have a red-black colour and the mature White Mulberry has a creamy white colour. But immature White Mulberry fruits have a black or purple colour.

Another difference that can be seen between the white and red mulberry is in the foliage. The leaves of Red Mulberry are rough and hairy below whereas the leaves of White Mulberry are smooth. Red mulberry has dark green leaves. The veins are obvious and the margins are finely serrate. The leaves of White mulberry are bright green. When comparing the red, the veins underneath of white mulberry are prominent. The Red Mulberry leaf lobes are pointed and the leaf bases are even. The leaf lobes of White Mulberry are rounded the bases are uneven.

The Red Mulberry has a larger bud and it sets off center of the twig. On the contrary, the White Mulberry has a larger bud and sits in the center of the twig. When comparing the two fruits, the fruit of Red Mulberry is sweeter and larger.
The bark of Red Mulberry comes grayish with flattened and scaly ridges. The bark of White mulberry comes tannish brown with thick and braiding ridges.

Summary
When comparing the two, Red Mulberry is taller. It comes to a height of 60 feet and has a spread of 50 feet. White Mulberry has a height o 40 feet and has a spread of 40 feet.
The matured Red Mulberry fruits have a red-black colour and the mature White Mulberry has a creamy white colour.
The leaves of Red Mulberry are rough and hairy below whereas the leaves of White Mulberry are smooth


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