Foxglove (Empress) Tree

Paulownia tomentosa

Location: Lady Jane’s Wood LJW03

Medium-sized, extremely fast growing, broadleaf tree. Large leaves and dry fruit containing seeds. Notable for its fragrant, lilac, foxglove-like flowers, produced before leaves in spring. In China, only an empress could have one on her grave.

Natural range: W China

First introduced: 1838

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