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Empress Tree for sale

Empress Tree

Empress Tree

Paulownia tomentosa


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.


Empress Tree - 1 Year Old

Empress Tree - 1 Year Old

Greenhouse-grown from seed, sorted for height and form.

Stock Type: 415D Plug (170 ml)
Age: 1 year (1+0)
Size: 5-12 cm (2-5")

Rare find

Heights are quite variable

Empress Tree - 1 Year Old
Bundle of 3
SAVE 21% (was $27.99)
Empress Tree - 1 Year Old
Part Box of 15
SAVE 24% (was $24.99)


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Zone: 5a
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Flowers: light purple
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

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

Tags: Accent Trees, All Items, Deciduous Trees, Fast Growing Trees, Feature Trees, Flowering, NEW, Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees, SPECIALS, Wildlife Attracting

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes

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