Empress Tree, Princesstree Paulownia tomentosa

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Botanical Name:

Paulownia tomentosa

Family:

Scrophulariaceae

Genus:

Paulownia

Species:

tomentosa

Common Name:

Empress Tree, Princesstree

Seeds Per Pound:
2,569,640
Quantity:
7.13 lb
Avg Count Packet:
167
Germination:
30%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
98%
Height:
50 feet
Collection Locale:
Hungary
Crop Year:
2015
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7

 

In Stock: 7.13 lb
Prices
  • Paulownia tomentosa

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
$4.95
10 g
$12.00
1 oz
$16.00
1 lb
$65.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, cover seedbed with some shade.
In a Nutshell:
* Paulownia tomentosa (also known as the Empress Tree, Princess Tree or Foxglove Tree; pao tong ?? in Chinese; kiri ? in Japanese) is a deciduous tree in the genus Paulownia, native to central and western China, but invasive in the US. It grows to 10–25 m tall, with large heart-shaped to five-lobed leaves 15–40 cm across, arranged in opposite pairs on the stem. On young growth, the leaves may be in whorls of three and be much bigger than the leaves on more mature growth.
* Can grow 10' in a year; brittle wood; flowers pale violet with dark spots and yellow stripes inside, very much resemble foxgloves; flower buds often killed during winter in cold areas; prefers deep moist soil but tolerates many sorts; full sun or part shade, protect from wind; has naturalized throughout much of the East.
* The leaves can be mistaken for those of the catalpa. more...
* The wood is not attacked by insects. Used for making boxes, clogs, furniture, musical instruments etc. Good for posts and beams in construction. A source of charcoal. more...
* This can survive down to Zone 5 (may not flower), but thrives most favorably in Zones 7-10.