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Paulownia

Paulownia spp.

Paulownia u Pionirskom parku by Serbian Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 rs)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Paulownia Overview

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

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn or spring.

Cuttings

Root cuttings in winter.

Other uses of Paulownia

Grown for their large leaves and fox-like flowers, borne before the foliage emerges.