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Serbian Spruce vs Empress Tree

Picea omorika

Paulownia tomentosa

Serbian Spruce
Empress Tree

Serbian Spruce is a medium-sized evergreen. Even in the absence of competition, Serbian Spruce has a slender form.

It is commonly used as an ornamental tree due to its columnar shape. Serbian Spruce can grow on a variety of sites, but it prefers moist drained soils.

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.

SERBIAN SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

EMPRESS TREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Flowers: light purple
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
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