Shrub identification please

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  1. luke022

    luke022 Member

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    I have tried searching online for this and can't seem to ID this shrub, or maybe tree. I have attached two pictures of the same plant.

    I know it grows fast in the spring and I see it all along the perimeter of my yard. I have tried to remove a few of the shrubs but the roots grow really deep. Can someone tell me what this species is? and if its a tree or shrub?

    Luke
     

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    sundew kook Active Member

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    Morus sp.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like Morus alba.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    White Mulberry Morus alba for me too. An invasive alien species in your area.
     
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    Thank you,

    I looked up Morus Alba and the one thing that sticks out to me is I never see the berries that are shown with it. In fact I don't see any fruit or flowering coming from this. Does it only show fruit at a certain time of the year?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Maybe too young?

    It could also be an all-male tree; usually mulberries produce both male and female flowers, but occasional individuals produce only one sex of flowers.
     

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