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I saw this tree in a Car park in France, have taken a leaf and berries off, wondered if anyone knows what it is.




Well, I'm not sure, but both leaf and fruits look like mulberry to me.

15 May, 2011


They look like a type of Tayberry but I'm not sure. Then again, Beattie's id is far better so I would go with her.

15 May, 2011


Thank you both, I did wonder if it was mulberry. I have a Tayberry, so didnt think it could be that.

15 May, 2011


Don't tayberries grow on canes, like raspberries and loganberries and their cousins...? Not trees.

We stayed at a B&B a couple of years ago that had a mulberry tree in the back garden (must have been a couple of hundred years old), and we were served mulberries for breakfast - wonderful things! I couldn't help picking the odd one on our way out every day. Ever since then I've wanted to grow one. *wishful thought of the week*

15 May, 2011


Yes Beattie, Tayberries grow like blackberries, on long stems.
Wish I had tried eating the berries on that tree now, but as it was in a carpark I thought it was probably not edible.

15 May, 2011


I don't think its a mulberry they look more like dark coloured raspberries from what I remember.

15 May, 2011


you are right Beattie, it is a kind of mulberry but i dont think its the one that grows in england.
this is what they call in france a ''mûrier-platane”
or a wild korean mulberry.
off. name: Morus bombycis Koidz., synonym : Morus kagayamae Koidz.
they are grown as shade trees a lot and the fruit is a bit like a raspberry, v nice

15 May, 2011


Morus rubra has cylindrical fruits like these, as does Morus macroura - trouble is, Morus rubra doesn't have such clearly defined toothed edges to its leaves, the leaf you show here looks much more like Morus alba, which has raspberry shaped fruit. Whichever one it is, it's undoubtedly a Morus though.

15 May, 2011


Thanks Steragram, Resi and Bamboo. I'm home again now so cannot sample the fruits !! Appreciate your help.

16 May, 2011

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