The Mulberry will reward you with bountiful fruit, and it will grow into a beautiful, large, shade tree. After coming out of its winter dormancy, the Mulberry quickly leafs out in early spring. It then comes into flower to delicious large sweet black berries. Mulberries are best eaten fresh but they are also great in pies, preserves or jellies. Trees will grow tall, to 40 - 50 feet and are hardy from zone 6 - 9b.