Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions

Please forgive us, but Mr. Smarty Plants has been overwhelmed by a flood of mail and must take a break for awhile to catch up. We hope to be accepting new questions again soon. Thank you!

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.

 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Saturday - December 08, 2012

From: Spring Hill, TN
Region: Southeast
Topic: Seed and Plant Sources, Trees
Title: Source for dwarf red mulberry from Spring Hill TN
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Hello: Where can I buy a dwarf red mulberry tree in the USA? Thanks

ANSWER:

Morus rubra (Red mulberry) is a shrub native to Tennessee; however; a dwarf form does not appear in our Native Plant Database. Here is an article on a version of Dwarf Red Mulberry, from the San Francisco Chronicle, with this description of dwarf versions:

"Dwarf mulberries are smaller versions of traditional mulberry trees and produce berries that are about half the size of traditional mulberries. They also take up less space in your yard because they are smaller than traditional mulberry trees."

We would suggest you first go to our National Suppliers Directory, type your town and state or just your zip code into the "Enter Search Location" box, resulting in a list of native plant nurseries, seed suppliers and consultants in your general area. All have contact information, so you can find out if the plant you are seeking is in stock, or can be ordered, before you start driving around. We also tried Googling on "dwarf red mulberry in Tennessee" and got a lot of nursery sites without a clue where they were, and it would appear they are mostly mail-order plant merchants.

 

From the Image Gallery


Red mulberry
Morus rubra

Red mulberry
Morus rubra

More Seed and Plant Sources Questions

Flowering Deer Resistant Ground Cover for Dry Rocky Soil: Alabama
March 26, 2012 - My question has been partially answered in the FAQ but I live in Birmingham where the soil is clay and rocky so it's a little different. I want to plant on a rocky slope (small rocks like the size of...
view the full question and answer

Source for Acer leucoderm (chalk maple)
January 19, 2009 - Do you know where I can purchase a chalk maple (Acer leucoderme)?
view the full question and answer

Source for Dryopteris Filix-max Rhizomes in East Hanover NJ
June 15, 2009 - We are in search for 100kg Dryopteris Filix-mas (Male Fern) Rhizomes to extract oil Kindly send your offer
view the full question and answer

Looking for seed for Clematis drummondii in Granbury, TX.
November 29, 2010 - I am trying to landscape with native Texas plants. I want a Clematis drummondii and have no idea where to get one. I read it grows readily from seeds, but I cannot locate any. Can you help. Also, ...
view the full question and answer

Non-native lilacs for wedding bouquet in July in Salt Lake City
May 07, 2010 - My friend's daughter wants to have lilacs in her wedding bouquet, but she is not getting married until July 15th. I realize lilacs are spring flowers, but will there be anywhere in the U.S. that lila...
view the full question and answer

Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.