Paulownia or ‘Empress’ or ‘foxglove’ tree
Originally from Japan, these are large deciduous trees, with fragrant foxglove like lilac flowers. We think they are pretty special.
It arrived in Britain in 1840 and was named after Anna Paulowna, the daughter of the Empress of Russia.
We have grown ours from seed and we are selling in 5l pots
Can be pollarded and its very tolerant of atmospheric pollution.
Full sun. Any free draining soil in a sheltered position.
Keep young trees protected from frost, once established its problem free.
Height 8-12 metres over 20-50 years.