Q.Can I Use Leaves From My Weeping Mulberry(no Berries) For Tea?
My dad is from Asia and told me I have a mulberry tree. It is infact a weeping mulberry bush that doesn’t have fruit (male plant). He told me I could make a tea with the leaves to relieve headaches and other benefits. I know nothing of gardening or plants but have been stepping into that world. Also have been trying new edible plants (dandelions, marigold) so I really hope I can use the leaves of a plant in my yard. My question is the type of mulberry tree I have, is it poisonous? Can I make tea with the leaves? I googled it and couldn’t find a straight answer so thought I’d try here. Thank you! The picture is of the tree now and I haven’t trimmed it all year so it’s very wild and not weeping as it usually is. Second is the tree out front
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Sure! They can be made into tea, as well.
As for your non-weeping tree... These are usually grafted. If the graft starts to fail, or gets an illness, then the root stock will try and grow back. This is not the same mulberry as the top. This will, likely, be a fruitless or standard type.
If there are no more weeping branches, then you can keep it as a standard shrub. If there are still weeping branches, then you can prune all but those to get the weeping structure back.
Here are some articles that will help you with the care of your trees: