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Order: Urticales
   Family: Moraceae
            Genus: Broussonetia
                        Specie: papyrifera

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Gray-green leaves; pendulous male catkins; red edible fruit

Uses: Specimen tree Fruit production

Zones: 6-12

Description: Although native to China and Japan, this species was apparently carried by humans into Southeast Asia and many of the Pacific islands in prehistoric times. The ?tapa? cloth made from its bark is an important part of Polynesian culture in island groups suc

Growth Habit: Spreading habit with open canopy

Comments: Source of tapa cloth

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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