The Paulownia elongata is a deciduous fast-growing tree in the Paulowniaceae family that is native to Eastern Asia. It is regarded as one among the world's fastest-growing trees. The leaves of this plant are big and velvety soft, similar to the leaves of a catalpa tree. The flowers on second-year wood are light purple pink, spectacular, and have a vanilla scent. Woody brown seed capsules appear next, which burst open in the fall to expose winged seeds. It may grow in a variety of soils, including those with poor fertility and high acidity, although it favors wet, deep, sandy-loam soil that drains well.
* Paulownia elongata is a species of plant in the Paulowniaceae family. It is used as a forestry tree in North America and China.
* It is reportedly the fastest growing hardwood tree, which are known to grow up to 15 or more feet in the first year.
Botanical Name : Paulownia elongata
Common Name : Empress Tree
Height : 40- 50 ft
Spread : 30 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires light for germination. Sow under glass.
Hardiness zone : 7+
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 187,500