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Foxglove tree

Paulownia spp.

Also known as

Empress tree

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

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Paulownia tomentosa - unreife Früchte

Foxglove tree 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 Foxglove tree


You can propagate by seeds in the autumn or spring.


Root cuttings in winter.

Other uses of Foxglove tree

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