Morus alba / Gelso comune

Species: Morus alba L.
Italian common noun: Gelso comune, Gelso bianco
Family: Moraceae
Natural shapesShapes and Topiary ArtTrees DeciduosFull sun
Climate resistance: + / -20° CClimate resistance: + / -20° C
- Legislative Decree no. 151

Origin: China.

Botanical characteristics: It is a very fast-growing deciduous tree that could be small or medium and reaches up to 10 mt in height. It has a short trunk and globular crown. Its leaves are cordate or ovate-lanceolate, sometimes lobed, dark green and shiny, which turn yellow in autumn. It is a monoecious plant with separated male and female flowers on the same plant in pendulous inconspicuous ears. In late summer it produces infructescenses composed of small soros drupes, which resemble blackberries, white or pink, sometimes dark purple-red and edible.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It prefers moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soils. It can adapt to poor, calcareous soils. It has an high resistance to drought and air pollution. It should be placed in full and warm sunlight, and protected from cold winds.

Use: In the past it was grown as a plant for the cultivation of silkworms. In the country it was arranged in rows or as a plant for shade in the courtyard of farmhouses. It can be used in parks and gardens, even small, as isolated specimen plant. It is interestingly used in public green spaces for its resistance to drought and pollution.

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Produzione Note Altezza Circonferenza tronco Diametro/Lato chioma Q.tà  
Vaso 9.9.13 Vaso 9.9.13
Vaso Ø 18 Vaso Ø 18
Vaso Ø 22 Vaso Ø 22 Zolla 200-250 cm
Zolla 250-300 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 300-350 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 350-400 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 400-450 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 450-500 cm
Zolla 6-8 cm
Zolla 8-10 cm
Zolla 12-14 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 14-16 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 16-18 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 18-20 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 20-25 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 1/2 fusto 20-25 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 1/2 fusto 25-30 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 1/2 fusto 30-35 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso forma a candelabro 40-45 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso forma a candelabro 45-50 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso forma a candelabro 50-55 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso forma a candelabro 55-60 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso forma a candelabro 60-65 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso forma a candelabro 65-70 cm