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European Mountain Ash vs Empress Tree

Sorbus aucuparia

Paulownia tomentosa

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European Mountain Ash
Empress Tree

European Mountain Ash is an attractive, ornamental tree. This medium-sized tree produces tiny white-yellow flowers in the spring and decorative clusters of small red/orange berries in the summer. Its bitter fruit is often used to make Rowan Jelly, is a traditional garnish for wild game and venison. Ideal for residential lots, European Mountain Ash will attracts birds to your property.

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.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

EMPRESS TREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: bunches of berries
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Flowers: light purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





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