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Assiniboine Poplar vs Empress Tree

Populus x Assiniboine

Paulownia tomentosa

Assiniboine Poplar
Empress Tree

Assiniboine poplar is a tall, fast growing tree that has a shapely oval form and dense foliage. This hybrid poplar is a male clone and produces no fuzz or fluff. Assiniboine poplar can handle tough conditions such as: urban pollution, environmental salt, drought, poor soil, and even some standing water.

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.

ASSINIBOINE POPLAR QUICK FACTS

EMPRESS TREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Flowers: light purple
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 2.4 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



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