The White Mulberry (Morus alba) is a deciduous tree in the Moraceae family. It is also known as the Silkworm Mulberry.
It is native to central China.
It grows to 10-20 metres (33-66 feet) tall.
The leaves are up to 30 centimetres (12 inches) long and the small flowers are up to 3.5 centimetres (1.5 inches) long. The flowers are called catkins.
The fruit is a deep purple mulberry.
The silkworm eats the leaves of mulberry trees. Silk is spun from the silkworms.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls