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Japanese Tree Lilac vs Empress Tree

Syringa reticulata

Paulownia tomentosa

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Japanese Tree Lilac
Empress Tree

Japanese Tree Lilac is an attractive, heavy-flowering lilac with fragrant white blossoms. It can be pruned to a single stem or grown as a multi-stemmed shrub.

Japanese Tree Lilac's dark reddish-brown bark peels as the tree ages, creating visual appeal for any yard, especially in the winter.

This tree is often planted along boulevards and its attractive white flowers signal spring to all who drive by.

The Empress Tree is a fast growing, ornamental shade tree. It has purple, fragrant flowers that are quite attractive. The flowers emerge before the leaves in early spring. The leaves of this tree can grow very large, up to 30 cm long.

As one of the fastest growing trees in the world, this tree has been given considerable attention for carbon sequestration projects. It drops many seeds which can make it invasive in warmer climates. Please do some research and plant the right tree in the right place.

The Empress tree’s genus name comes from Princess Paulowna, daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia.

JAPANESE TREE LILAC QUICK FACTS

EMPRESS TREE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $17.99 - SAVE UP TO 28%
Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Flowers: white with yellow anthers
Flowers: light purple
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: chinese empress tree, foxglove tree, princess tree, royal paulownia