Princess Tree

Princess Tree

Princess Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Paulownia tomentosa
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; tolerates a range of soils but prefers moist, deep, well drained soil
Texture:   Coarse
Form:   Spreading
Height:   30 to 50'
Weight:   20 to 30
Leaf:   5 to 10" opposite, simple leaves
Flower/Fruit:   8 to 12" panicles of pale violet with dark spots and yellow stripes; vanilla scented; 1 to 2" messy fruit
Comments:    Brittle wood; not native to North Carolina but has naturalized; withstands air pollution and coastal conditions; produces dense shade; difficult to grow plants underneath; messy tree; weedy tree
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --