Princess Tree, Empresstree, Karritree, Royal Paulownia
Paulownia tomentosa is a medium to large, deciduous tree from the Paulowniaceae family. It has a spreading habit and is known for its beautiful, scented foxglove-like flowers which bloom in spring before the leaves emerge. Commonly known by the names Tulip Tree and Princess Tree. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in the UK and it is considered invasive in South Africa.
Harvest seed pods in autumn.
Sow seed in spring. Keep moist until roots have developed.
Dig a trench around a young tree. Follow a root until you find a piece 30cm long the same width as a pencil. Using sterile secateurs remove the piece from the mother plant and place in potting soil. It shall send up shoots soon.
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Leaf juice is used in the treatment of warts.