Broussonetia papyrifera

Paper Mulberry, Tapa-cloth Tree, Morus papyrifera

These deciduous trees and shrubs belong to the Mulberry family. In Asia, the bark is used to make paper. In Polynesia, it is also used for tapa cloth, a popular material for wall hangings. The fast-growing Broussonetia papyrifera is the best-known and most commonly grown.
Broussonetia papyrifera, Paper Mulberry, Tapa-cloth Tree, Morus papyrifera
This low-maintenance shade tree tolerates air pollution, wind, drought, heat, and most soil types. The leaves are dull green above and silver-gray beneath. Prune suckers.

Attributes - Broussonetia papyrifera

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 40 ft. to 50 ft.

Width: 50 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Black Spot, Fusarium Wilt, Root Rot.

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