Royal Paulownia, Empress Tree, Princess Tree
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Fast, 14-17' in 4-5 years.Mature Height - 30-40', may grow 50-60'Mature Width - 30-40'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Pale violet with darker spots and yellow stripes inside. 2" long, borne in April, vanilla scented.Fruit - Ovoid, beaked light-dirty brown, dehisant capsule 1-2" long containing up to 2000 winged seeds.Leaf - Fall Color - Of no consequence as leaves usually fall off green.Bark - Other Features - Similar to Catalpa, dense shade restricts grass growth.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant balled and burlapped in early spring into moist well drained soil, full sun or partial shade.Native Habitat - zones 6-9, China, introduced 1834. Escaped from cultivation from southern New York to Georgia.Diseases and Insects - Mildew and Twig canker have been reported. Wood tends to be somewhat brittle.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Paulownia.- Other plants of the family Scrophulariaceae.- Other plants of the genus Paulownia.- Other plants of the species Paulownia tomentosa.