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common name: Paper Mulberry
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: red
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 11
Small but fast growing, deciduous tree often with a somewhat untidy suckering habit, forming thickets. The leaves are dimorphic, with some being irregularly lobed and often fiddle-shaped, while others are completely un-lobed. Pale green flowers in late spring, followed by orange-red fruits. The bark is greenish grey when young, becoming grey-brown and gnarly with age.
Well drained soil in sun or part shade. Drought tolerant once established. Quite adaptable and can become invasive in some conditions.
From seed or by separating rooted suckers.
The inner bark is used for making paper and the Chinese have been using for this for over 2000 years.
Native to Northeastern Asia, naturalised elsewhere.
pronounced: broo-soh-NEE-shuh pap-ih-RIFF-er-uh