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Broussonetia papyrifera /Paper Mulberry

Broussonetia papyrifera  / Broussonetia papyrifera
Red fruit
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Red fruit

Close-up of fruit

Mockingbird eating fruit

Leaves with triple lobes, mitten lobes and no lobes on the same plant

Typical leaves on mature tree

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Scientific Name: Broussonetia papyrifera
Common Name: Paper Mulberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Poor
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Very fast growing tree that produces fruit that the birds love. Considered a trash tree by many people. Prolific self-seeder; volunteers are plentiful near a fruiting tree. Young trees produce three leaf shapes-- two lobes (mitten-shaped),three lobes and no lobes. Fine fuzz (pubescent) is present on the leaves and the stems. Not particular about where it grows --will basically grow anywhere.