Red Mulberry - Morus rubra 

Native to USA

State distribution (USDA): AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV 

Medium-sized deciduous tree, most known for its plentiful, blackberry-like fruit that attracts many birds. The Red Mulberry ranges from 20 to 50 feet in height with a spread of 30 to 50 feet. A pollinated female is required for summer fruit production. This tree will also attract insects (which will in turn attract insectivorous birds). Red Mulberry is often planted for the sole purpose of attracting birds, for which it is very effective, especially when it comes to bringing in colorful birds like the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak and Scarlet Tanager.

Birds Most Commonly Associated with Red Mulberry

American Goldfinch     American Robin     Baltimore Oriole    Blue Jay     Brown Thrasher     Cedar Waxwing     Eastern Bluebird     Eastern Towhee     Gray Catbird     House Finch     Indigo Bunting     Insectivorous Birds     Mourning Dove     Northern Cardinal     Northern Flicker     Northern Mockingbird     Purple Finch     Red-Bellied Woodpecker     Red-Eyed Vireo     Rose-Breasted Grosbeak     Scarlet Tanager     Veery