Common name: Black mulberry
Morus nigra is a deciduous tree whose berries are highly prized for eating, especially in the Middle East. We had a large specimen near the Rhododendron Walk, but it was damaged then removed. A new one was first planted in the Backyard Bird Garden, but it was outgrowing its space so was moved to the west end of Bed 73, right by the stump of the older tree. It was Tree of the Month.
Erica writes: "Silk worms prefer the leaves of the white mulberry (Morus alba) planted in the Fern Dell. Most of us grew up chanting the 19th century nursery rhyme "Here we go round the mulberry bush."
Berry photo Beko, https://creativecommons.org
Tree photo Magdalena Šajinovićová, https://creativecommons.org
Fall colour photo Wouter Hagens / Public domain