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‘Golden Shadow’ paper mulberry

Broussonetia papyrifera 'Golden Shadow'

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This golden-leaved version of the southern paper mulberry can be treated as a cutback shrub to control size and for best production of brilliant golden yellow, large, lobed leaves. Or it can be allowed to grow into a small- to medium-sized tree. It’s a most desirable garden plant and looks fabulous with deep blue salvias.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGolden, lobed leaves.

CareGrow in full sun to light shade and well-drained soil.

  • Genus : Broussonetia
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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