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Morus cathayana - Hemsl.

Common Name Hua Sang
Family Moraceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woodlands and sides of streams, 600 - 1300 metres in W. Hupeh[109]. Sunny slopes or valleys, high mountains at elevations of 900 - 1300 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Morus cathayana Hua Sang


Morus cathayana Hua Sang

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Morus cathayana is a deciduous Tree growing to 15 m (49ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy; Secondary; Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit  Leaves
Edible Uses: Tea

Fruit - raw or cooked[177]. The fruit is about 25mm in diameter[200]. Leaves - cooked[177]. A tea is made from the leaves[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a warm well-drained loamy soil in a sunny position[1, 11]. Two trees at Kew in mid-July 1994 had reasonable crops of fairly long thin fruits with a pleasant flavour[K]. Mulberries have brittle roots and so need to be handled with care when planting them out[238]. Any pruning should only be carried out in the winter when the plant is fully dormant because mulberries bleed badly when cut[238]. Ideally prune only badly placed branches and dead wood[238]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

The seed germinates best if given 2 - 3 months cold stratification[80, 98]. Sow the seed as soon as it is ripe if possible, otherwise in February in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in the first spring, though it sometimes takes another 12 months. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Plant out in spring. A good percentage take, though they sometimes fail to thrive[78, 113]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 25 - 30cm with a heel of 2 year old wood, autumn or early spring in a cold frame or a shady bed outside[78, 113, 200]. Bury the cuttings to threequarters of their depth. Layering in autumn[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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