Common name: Princess tree, Empress tree, Royal paulownia
Plant Classification: Hardy tree
Minimum Height: 1.8 meters
Maximum Height: 3.6 meters
Packet Content(approx.): 50+
This truly spectacular tree produces large, pale mauve "foxglove" flowers on naked branches in early spring, the large, dinner-plate-sized, soft furry leaves appearing later. If cut to the ground in spring, enormous leaves develop on the shoots sprouting from the soil. It does especially well in poor, impoverished and quite dry soil!
Sowing advice: These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown onto a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and very barely cover with sand or grit, so that half are still visible, and kept moist. Keep at a cool temperature as above 15C can prevent germination which usually occurs within 6-10 weeks although some seeds may take much longer, even up to 6 months or more so be very patient.
$3.75 / packet