Paulownia, Empress Tree Paulownia elongata

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Botanical Name:

Paulownia elongata

Family:

BIGNONIACEAE

Genus:

Paulownia

Species:

elongata

Common Name:

Paulownia, Empress Tree

Height:
75 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7

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  • Paulownia elongata

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Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* Paulownia elongata is a species of plant in the Paulowniaceae family. It is used as a forestry tree in North America and China.
* It is reportedly the fastest growing hardwood tree, which are known to grow up to 15 or more feet in the first year.
* Some proponents claim that P. elongata plantations can reach a harvestable size in five to seven years. Leaves are very large and pubescent.
* This species can withstand a very wide range of environmental conditions, however, it will not grow at altitude.
* An ornamental tree of parks and gardens; grown for its purple flowers and shade tolerance.
* It is a forestry tree producing strong, yet light wood.
* Owing to the large quantity of biomass produced annually, it is suited for use as a feedstock for biofuel production more...