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Russian Almond vs Empress Tree

Prunus tenella

Paulownia tomentosa

Russian Almond
Empress Tree

Russian Almond is a low maintenance, short, slightly suckering shrub. It is covered with attractive, bright pink flowers in early spring before its foliage emerges.

This hardy species forms dense thickets attracts wildlife. Russian Almond prefers full sun and well-drained soils, but can tolerate moist soils.

The nuts it produces are quite attractive but very small. They are bitter and possibly toxic in large quantities.

Check out our YouTube channel video of the Russian Almond here.

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.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

EMPRESS TREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Flowers: bright pink
Flowers: light purple
Nuts: small fuzzy nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: dwarf russian almond
Other Names: chinese empress tree, foxglove tree, princess tree, royal paulownia