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Broussonetia papyrifera, size Instant, on our nursery
Broussonetia papyrifera, size Instant, on our nursery
Flower of Broussonetia papyrifera
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Foliage of Broussonetia papyrifera in late summer
Catkin of Male Broussonetia papyrifera
Fruit produced by Female Broussonetia papyrifera
Medium Paper Mulberry from this batch
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Broussonetia papyrifera

Paper Mulberry

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Introduced in the early 18th century and now naturalised in America, fibre from the Paper Mulberry was once woven into a fine cloth in Polynesia and its bark is still processed to make paper in its native Japan.

In Europe it is regarded as a highly ornamental specimen tree suitable for gardens, parks and arboretums.

A small to medium tree, it has lobed, hairy leaves, no two of which are the same shape. Male plants have pendent catkins, while the females bear orange-red fruits. The young stems are green and brown blotched giving it a somewhat unusual camouflaged effect.

Tied to the same family as Morus, this is one for the plant collector. It does best on fertile, calcareous soil.

Mature height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Autumn, Summer,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Bark interest,

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.