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Care of the plant Broussonetia papyrifera or Paper mulberry.

Care of the plant Broussonetia papyrifera or Paper mulberry

The genus Broussonetia, family Moraceae, comprises 4 species of trees native to Eastern Asia. The species are: Broussonetia papyrifera, Broussonetia kurzii, Broussonetia kaempferi, Broussonetia monoica.

Common names: Paper mulberry, Tapa cloth tree. This species is native to Asia.

They are rounded trees that reach 15 meters in height. It has deciduous leaves of various forms on the same plant: some similar to those of the Mulberry trees (oval) and others lobed (like fig leaves). In spring they bloom producing male and female flowers. The fruits are orange balls 2 cm in diameter.

They are used as a shade tree in gardens and on streets and to fix slopes. In ancient China, its bark was used to make paper.

Broussonetia papyrifera needs full sun or semi-shade exposure.

They can grow in any type of soil. It is easy to transplant, in case you have to do it.

Water moderately all year long, waiting for the soil to dry out; they resist drought well.

They are fast growing trees resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate by seed in spring or by cuttings in autumn.

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Broussonetia papyrifera
Broussonetia papyrifera
 

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