Paulownia catalpifolia (Catalpa Paulownia) is a deciduous tree native to China. It is a hybrid species resulting from the crossbreeding of Paulownia fortunei and Catalpa bungei.
The tree typically grows to a height of 10-15 meters (33-50 feet) with a spread of about 5-8 meters (16-26 feet). It has a rounded crown with slender branches that form a broad, open canopy. The leaves are large, up to 30 cm (12 inches) long and 20 cm (8 inches) wide, and are arranged in opposite pairs. The leaves are dark green in color and have a heart-shaped base.
The flowers of Paulownia catalpifolia are trumpet-shaped and about 5 cm (2 inches) long. They appear in late spring to early summer in large panicles that are 20-30 cm (8-12 inches) long. The flowers are fragrant and attract bees and other pollinators. The fruit of the tree is a long, slender capsule that contains numerous small seeds.
Paulownia catalpifolia is a fast-growing tree that can tolerate a wide range of soils and climatic conditions. It is often used for reforestation, erosion control, and as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens. Its wood is lightweight and has excellent strength and durability, making it a popular choice for furniture, musical instruments, and other wood products.
A sea of flowers in pastel colors, ranging from purple-pink to white, as if in a color box. The resilient, fast-growing deciduous broad-leaf tree from eastern Asia can attain a height of 1-2 m in its first year under ideal conditions. In nature, exposed trees attain a height of 10-15 feet. In the juvenile period, the heart-shaped leaves are quite big (30-45 cm in diameter) and slightly hairy on the underside. The large-flowered bluebell tree is not only a lovely blossoming ornamental tree, but it's also a great source of shade.
Botanical Name : Paulownia catalpifolia
Common Name : Catalpa Paulownia
Height : 10-15 ft
Spread : 5 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires light for germination. Sow under glass.
Hardiness zone : 7+
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 175,000