My mom has a tree in her yard and I was wondering if anyone could help my identify it and give adive on propagation. As far as I can remember (I could be wrong) my grandad planted cuttings from a tree in his yard shortly after we moved into the house; I know for a fact it is the same tree. That was ten years ago and the tree has gone from a couple of twigs to a 12 or 15 foot lovely shade tree. I was alway told it was a "Paper Mulberry," but everything I have found online says paper mulberries produce fruit. Neither my mother's tree or the one that still stands in my grandparents (now aunt and uncles) front yard has ever produced fruit or flowers either one. Could they be fruitless mulberry trees? They both have leaves that look like the paper mulberry pictures online, just no fruit. I would like to plant more of these in her yard and mine and would love any advice. It's late now but I'll take some pics tomorrow.
If it hasn't produced fruit, it is probably a male. From the website below, it looks like the males produce "flowers" but maybe you wouldn't recognized them as being flowers. http://www.zari.org.ge/paper_mulberry.htm