Thanks for the input. I was out for the day so a belated response. I agree that it looks like minature mulberry leaves. They are rough, scratchy on the upper surface but no hairs on the new stems . I am familar with both red and white mulberries.They grow like weeds here with very rapid growth. I have to dig up several volunteers a year for disposal. My neighbors mulberry tree, since it germinated, has grown over12 feet in three years. My shrub is over 4 years and is about 3 feet high and bushy in appearance. It only grows a few inches a year. A dwarf mulberry?
Note in pic 2 that there is no main stem or trunk but several stems. Also I dont recall that It had a yellowish orange root when I transferred it several years ago..My experience with mulberries is a yellowish root.