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Paulownia tomentosa

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Well rooted side shoot taken earlier this year

Paulownia tomentosa | Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12
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3 litres

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Plant Finder: about Paulownia tomentosa

Common names

Empress tree


Paulownia tomentosa (Empress tree). This is a spectacular tree with tropical leaves and violet coloured, fragrant flowers which form in the autumn and open the following spring. They are about 5cm long. The leaves are about 15-30cm long and light green.


They grow in well-drained, fertile soil, with ample moisture in summer. Needs shelter from strong winds. Fully to frost hardy.

Interest and use

Specimen and interesting leaves. Spring interest.

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Paulownia tomentosa | Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12
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