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Ussurian Pear (Siberian) vs Empress Tree

Pyrus ussuriensis

Paulownia tomentosa

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Ussurian Pear (Siberian)
Empress Tree

Ussurian Pear (aka Manchurian or Siberian Pear) is the most cold hardy of all pear species.

This self-pollinating pear bears white flowers in the spring and has good fall colour, making it an exceptional ornamental addition to any garden. However, it has a tendency to branch quite low and is often used in shelterbelts and hedges too.

It is primarily grown for its attractive flowers and pollination of other pear varieties, or as cold hardy rootstock, and is also an excellent addition to any shelterbelt.

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.

USSURIAN PEAR (SIBERIAN) QUICK FACTS

EMPRESS TREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: burgundy
Flowers: white
Flowers: light purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





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