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Horse Chestnut vs Empress Tree

Aesculus hippocastanum

Paulownia tomentosa

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Horse Chestnut
Empress Tree

Horse Chestnut is a medium sized deciduous tree that is native to Greece but has been grown in North America for hundreds of years. It produces large nuts.

A top CO2 absorbing species. Experts think this tree may help climate change more than others.

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.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

EMPRESS TREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: light purple
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic


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