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Genus of about 7 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from woodland in eastern Asia and Polynesia.

In regions with cooler summers if remains as a large shrub.

The bark is used to make high-quality paper and the inner bark, tapa, a cloth used now as ceremonial costume in Pacific Island communities.

B. papyrifera is the only widely cultivated species.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - tree and shrubs
  • Tall Shrub - remains as shrub in areas with cool summers.
  • Full shade
  • Full sun - well drained. Shelter from wind.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - Of the 7 species of the genus B. papyrifera is the only widely cultivated species. Tolerant of heat, pollution and poor soil.
  • Pests & Diseases - canker, leaf spot.
  • Place of origin - eastern Asia, Polynesia.

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BROUSSONETIA papyrifera  >

Commonly known as: Paper mulberry.
male has yellowish curly, woolly catkins and the female produces globular orange-red fruits. A handsome shrub the bark of which is used for paper making in Japan
Small £17.50 each
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