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Royal Empress Tree

Paulownia elongata
Royal Empress Tree
Royal Empress Tree
Royal Empress Tree
Royal Empress Tree
Royal Empress Tree
Royal Empress Tree
Royal Empress Tree
Royal Empress Tree
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Royal Empress Tree

Paulownia elongata

Fast-Growing Tree with Stunning Purple Flowers!

  • Fast-growing and non-invasive
  • Resistant to insects and disease
  • Lovely flowers bloom in spring with a lavender scent
  • Perfect for adding shade
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Product Details

growing zone 6-10 Growing Zones 6-10
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 30-50 Feet
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Color Pink
Shipping Restriction AZ, ME, WI

Considered the fastest growing tree, the Royal Empress Tree is a stunning addition to any yard! With colorful, alluring blooms in spring and furry buds in winter, you’ll have year-round excitement from this tree.

Fill your yard with lovely color and a sweet, flowery scent! This tree grows quickly, without being invasive. The leaves themselves are a foot wide and add a stunning tropical flair!

Plant it in an area for shade, with its wide summer canopy. In the winter, it heats your space with fewer branches, allowing sunlight to stream in. It’s a perfectly natural choice for cutting down your electricity bills!

The Royal Empress Tree is both adaptable and hardy, tolerant to most environments and soil types. Plus, it withstands most insects and diseases! Enjoy this tree for many years and generations.

Order your very own Royal Empress Tree today!

Royal Empress Tree FAQ

How quickly can the tree grow?

In one year, this tree can grow as much as 20 feet!

When will the tree reach maturity?

It can reach its full height and width in 5 years!

Royal Empress Tree Care

Planting

Empress Trees are nearly indestructible once they have become established but do require some care in their early stages of growth. Full sun is best for its exposure (between 6-8 hours a day) and well-draining soil is essential to the health of the tree. Ensure you plant a good distance away from structures.

Plant your tree after the last frost or when surrounding plants begin to bud out. Mix in potting soil or soil conditioner for best results, especially if planting in clay or poor soil. Make your hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball, place the tree in the hole, and spread the roots out evenly. Water the area to moisten/settle the soil and then broadcast a good layer of mulch to preserve soil moisture and keep weeds and grasses back.

Watering

Add water when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry. Let the soil surrounding the tree dry out before watering. If your tree is wet upon arrival, skip the initial watering for two days.

Fertilizing

Empress Trees love organic fertilizer high in nitrogen. Just be sure the 1st of the three numbers on your organic fertilizer is higher than the others indicating an extra boost of nitrogen (Example: 20-10-10). You can fertilize twice a month in the growing season. Stop fertilizing before the tree goes back into dormancy. Additional fertilizing should only be done after the first year.

Maintenance

Let your tree grow for an entire year. If your Empress Tree did not grow at least 4 feet before winter dormancy, we recommend that you cut it to the ground at the very start of spring (a process called "coppicing"). This may seem odd, but it will grow a bunch of small sprouts. Select the “alpha” of the bunch and pinch the others off. This will focus all of the nutrients into that one growth and become a very straight, beautiful tree.

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