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botanical name:
Broussonetia papyrifera
Broussonetia papyrifera © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Paper Mulberry
family:  Moraceae
characteristics: tree
height: 12.00m
width: 12.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: grey-brown
main season:
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 11
description:
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.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in sun or part shade. Drought tolerant once established. Quite adaptable and can become invasive in some conditions.

propagation:
From seed or by separating rooted suckers.

usage:
The inner bark is used for making paper and the Chinese have been using for this for over 2000 years.

other notes:
Native to Northeastern Asia, naturalised elsewhere.

pronounced: broo-soh-NEE-shuh pap-ih-RIFF-er-uh
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