Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas
Swearingen, J., K. Reshetiloff, B. Slattery, and S.
Zwicker. 2002. Plant Invaders of
Paper mulberry, an ornamental tree in the mulberry family (Moraceae), is native to Japan and Taiwan and was introduced for its use as a fast-growing shade tree. Native Pacific cultures use it to make bark cloth. It is found from Illinois to Massachusetts, south to Florida and west to Texas. Paper mulberry invades open habitats such as forest and field edges and its vigorous growth leads to displacement of native plant species. Its shallow root system makes it susceptible to blow over during high winds. It spreads by seed and vegetative growth.
Prevention and Control
|Bargeron, C.T., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, R.C. Reardon & A.E. Miller |
(Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.:
Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health
Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08.