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Lavender-purple and white fragrant flowers cover a Paulownia fortunei tree during late spring in China | Heartwood Seeds UK
Beautiful pink-white spring flowers possessing purple-spotted cream insides on a Paulownia fortunei Fortune's Empress Tree
Paulownia fortunei Fortune's Empress Tree seeds
The architectural and exotic looking young leaves of a Paulownia fortunei Fortune's Empress Tree in Taiwan
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Paulownia fortunei (Fortune's Empress Tree) | 50 - 50,000 Seeds | £3.49 - £99.99

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Paulownia fortunei - (Fortune's Empress Tree) 


Native to China and Taiwan; a fast-growing deciduous tree — but not quite as fast as Paulownia tomentosa


The architectural and exotic-looking large leaves form a rounded, to broadly columnar-shaped tree, growing to around 8 m (25 feet) tall. Many gardeners cut back the tree to ground level at the end of each year, to keep under 2m in height, using the exotic-looking large leaves to great effect within a pot or amongst a border


In late spring, the whole tree is covered with large lavender-purple to white fragrant flowers, possessing purple-spotted cream insides. Paulownia fortunei flowers more quickly from seed than any other Paulownia species — usually within first 3 years


Full hardy to -15°C (5°F)


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Paulownia


Species: fortunei


English name: Fortune's Empress Tree


Eventual height: 25 feet (8 m)


Plant type: Deciduous tree


Season of Interest: Lavender-white fragrant flowers spring to summer; beautiful bare form of winter


Flowering time: Spring to summer


Hardiness: Hardy to -15ºC (5ºF)


Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade (blooms better in full sun)


Soil: Moist, humus-rich and well-drained soils


Propagation methods: Cuttings and seeds




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