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What are some types of berry trees?

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Some types of berry trees include chokeberry, mulberry, western soapberry and hackberry. The fruit of tree berries can tolerate cold temperatures better than most berries, which grow on shrubs. Some berries that grow on trees can only be eaten by birds and other wildlife.

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The shrub-like chokeberry tree produces clusters of tiny, sour dark-red or purple berries that are typically used to make jellies. Chokeberry trees grow along the edges of forests and in open fields.

Red mulberry trees are native to the United States and grow in the Central and Eastern parts of the country, while white mulberry trees are native to China and now grow wild on both coasts of the United States. White mulberries are white to slightly reddish, and red mulberries are reddish to dark purple. Both types of mulberry trees have slightly heart-shaped leaves with double teeth at the edges, and the berries are often dried to make tea.

The western soapberry tree, which is native to the southern United States, grows up to 30 feet tall and 40 feet wide. It produces a yellowish-orange berry that creates a soapy lather when mixed with water.

The hardy hackberry tree grows across North America, producing small, dark red to purple berries. It grows up to 70 feet tall and 50 feet wide, and has spear-shaped leaves with small teeth on the edges. Winter birds often feed on hackberries.

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