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European White Birch vs Empress Tree

Betula pendula

Paulownia tomentosa

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

European White Birch
Empress Tree

European White Birch is a mid-sized shade tree native to Eurasia. This deciduous tree has a pyramidal form when young, maturing into a rounded crown with arched branches and drooping branchlets.

The trunk is slender, with white bark featuring black diamond-shaped lenticels. European White Birch is an ideal landscape tree for parks and gardens.

Similar to the Cutleaf Weeping Birch, this species is a popular ornamental.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

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 WHITE BIRCH 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: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Flowers: light purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: silver birch, weeping birch
Other Names: chinese empress tree, foxglove tree, princess tree, royal paulownia