Paulownia tomentosa

Royal Paulownia, Empress Tree, Princess Tree

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth 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.
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Weakness -

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- Other plants with the common name Paulownia.
- Other plants of the family Scrophulariaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Paulownia.
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