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A genus of 7 accepted species of deciduous trees in the Paulowniaceae family native to China and parts of southeastern Asia, and widely cultivated especially in Japan and Korea. Commonly known as foxglove tree, they have very large ovate or heart-shaped leaves and upright panicles of usually purple tubular foxglove-like flowers in early Spring. Members of this genus are grown as street trees in China and the wood is used in boat-building. They can be pollarded or coppiced to produce even larger leaves.
How to propagate Paulownia
You can propagate by seeds in the autumn or spring.
Root cuttings in winter.
Other uses of Paulownia
Grown for their large leaves and fox-like flowers, borne before the foliage emerges.