Broussonetia papyrifera

£2.50

Paper mulberry. A rounded small tree or large shrub, growing to 8 m (25 ft) high, with large grey-green leaves. Small flowers are followed by mulberry-like, sweet edible orange-red fruits in autumn (on female trees – dioecious). The roots, leaves, bark and fruits are all used medicinally. Cultivated in Asia for the fibre made from its bark: can be beaten flat to make a cloth. Likes a sunny and sheltered site – hardy to -10°C. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 100.

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Description

Paper mulberry. A rounded small tree or large shrub, growing to 8 m (25 ft) high, with large grey-green leaves. Small flowers are followed by mulberry-like, sweet edible orange-red fruits in autumn (on female trees – dioecious). The roots, leaves, bark and fruits are all used medicinally. Cultivated in Asia for the fibre made from its bark: can be beaten flat to make a cloth. Likes a sunny and sheltered site – hardy to -10°C. Stratification: ND