Paper mulberry growing tree of the genus Broussonetia also known Broussonetia papyrifera, Paper mulberry perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-11.
Flower color purple and very showy, flowers grow in groups that connected to each other in round shape, there are female and male flowers that grow on separate trees,
Paper mulberry fruits
Fruit assembled from small cells, shape of the grouped fruits are like pompon shape the size 2-3 cm and very showy fruits, the fruits color: yellow, red or orange
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How to grow Paper mulberry growing and care:
Add irrigation in the fruit season, two trees male and female
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No but it insure the fruits
Difficulties or problems when growing:
The fruits attacked easily
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
End of autumn start of the winter
How to prune:
Recommend to keep the tree short, easy to manage the big amount of fruits
Size of the plant?
5-20 m, 15-60 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Purple flowers and very showy
Thinning the bloom:
Just the first year should thinning
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mediterranean fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Paper mulberry fruits?
Eaten raw, jam, juice, cakes
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with a net
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Grow from seeds
Not recommend starting from seeds although it’s easy
Saving seeds until sowing:
Clean the seeds from fruit pulp, dry, cold area
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist ground, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Moist, full sun, big amount of water
Do the seeds require burying?
Time to bury the seeds:
Little time of cold, don’t have too much time, temperature can be something like 5C or colder