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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Unlobed or deeply-lobed, grey-green leaves to 20cm (8in).
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Rounded, suckering shrub. Male flowers with creamy anthers in catkins to 7cm (3in) long. Female flowers develop into edible fruits. Male and female flowers are produced on separate plants.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from wind

BROUSSONETIA papyrifera

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Small £35.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Canker, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    China, Korea, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
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8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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