What are the characteristics and uses of the mulberry leaf?

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The mulberry is the term we use to refer to trees that are heavily used, both in urban landscaping as well as in the private gardens that can reach a height of 15 meters. His cup is usually rounded veering aparasolada, formed by leaves is beautiful.

And it is precisely of the mulberry leaf what I am going to talk about below, because thanks to it you can have shade when it is needed most: in spring and in summer.

What are its characteristics?

The mulberry leaf is very nice. Has a leaf blade that would come to be the body of the same- more or less ovate, subacute, the margins toothed, thin, glabrous and light green in color. This is about 4-6 by 4-5cm centimeters and has a behavior outdated, which means that at any time of the year -in the case of this tree is in the fall – it falls.

The nerves are very visible, having a green color for much clear, and even can see the pores there are in its surface if we put it up to the light. Binds to the branch by a petiole (a tallito of green color and fine) of 1.5 to 2cm long.

What uses does it have?

Ornamental

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The leaves of the mulberry trees are very decorative. In fact, this is one of the reasons why we are easy to find in almost any garden in a temperate climate… and also in the streets, something that shouldn’t be the case for the root system that has the tree.

Food

No, but not for us (although to tell you the truth, I’ve never been encouraged to try it, so I don’t know how you’ll know). But the silk worms love them. Well, it’s not love, that is the only thing they eat. Who would like to raise them catch a few mulberry leaves and are giving them to grow.

I hope that you have been of interest 馃檪 .

The article What are the characteristics and uses of the mulberry leaf? has been originally published in Gardening On.

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