Broussonetia papyrifera can grow up to 15 meters high and grows shrubby or as a tree. Young leaves are lobed and older oval.
The Paper Mulberry is related to the figs and is hardy only in mild regions. In severe frost, its trunks and branches freeze. However, it can resprout in the spring.
Popular name(s): Paper Mulberry
Botanical name: Broussonetia papyrifera
Origin: Asia (China, Cambodia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam – source), may be seen as a introduced species in other regions.
Height: Up to 15 meters
USDA zone: 7 (10.4 °F/-12 °C)
Poisonous: No, the fruits are edible.
Categories: Shrubs & Trees |