|Grid reference||ST 18521 79161|
|Common name||Paper mulberry|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||9M May 2015|
|Girth||84cm @ 0.5M May 2015|
This tree is on the west of the brook. It is approximately 30 metres south of the first bridge below the Promenade, on the west side of the path.
General tree description
Broussonetia papyrifera is a small tree, up to 15 metres tall. Its leaves have a rough, hairy texture. They are about 15 cm long and toothed at the margins, dark green above and paler and woolly underneath. The leaf shape is variable, with lobed and unlobed leaves being present, even on the same shoot. Male and female flowers occur on separate trees. Male plants bear catkins, while the female has spherical greenish flowers. These appear in late spring or early summer and are followed by round or pear-shaped orange-red fruits.