It has escaped into the creek systems where it creates very bad erosion due its open root structure, which can survive above ground.
Medium-sized tree to 10 m sometimes much larger. Very long lived and exceptionally hardy, especially on creekbanks where it can resist attempts to kill it year after year.
Photo: Matt Tomkins
Young foliage with fruit forming
Dark purple to black drupes in early summer. Unripe fruits slightly toxic.
Silkworm Bombyx mori caterpillars feed on the leaves of the mulberries. The caterpillars were originally tamed in China, and are now so domesticated that they cannot even hang onto the leaves of their food plant, but have to be kept in cages and have food leaves given to them.
Photo: Mark Crocker
References and Resources
Caterpillars: especially Australian ones – by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley