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Royal Empress Tree
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World's Fastest Growing Tree with Year-Round Appeal

The Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia elongata) is native to China, but has found a welcome home in the U.S. as the world’s fastest growing shade tree. 

This miracle of nature can grow up to 15 feet in its first season, and at maturity reach heights of over 50 feet in less than five years! 

The light scent between jasmine and gardenia is irresistible!
Your Royal Empress tree will announce the arrival of spring with a spectacular display of bell shaped flowers that burst into bloom on cascading clusters of 8-12” blossoms. Their colorful display of lavender-kissed, pink and white will infuse the air with the fragrant scent of jasmine. 

When the majesty of spring has passed, your friends and family will be amazed throughout the summer by the Empress’ uniquely fuzzy leaves. These huge emerald green leaves can reach up to 3 feet across.

Nature's air purifier!
The Royal Empress tree can also filter toxins from the air at an amazing rate.  In fact, your tree can capture more Carbon from the environment and convert it into pure, clean oxygen than almost any other tree in existence. 

As if all this weren’t enough, during the winter months you will enjoy the adorable furry buds that cover your tree’s branches as they await the first signs of spring to welcome them into new life. 

Easy to grow & hardy!
The Royal Empress tree is super hardy and tolerant of almost any soil type although it does best in well-drained soils. It prefers sun or partial shade and is pest & disease resistant.   

Your Empress will be an outstandingly easy to grow accent to your landscape, providing a full, rounded crown to shade your home in a fraction of the time most trees would require to do so.

Not All Royal Empress Trees are the Same!
Another amazing quality of this tree is that, unlike some other varieties of Royal Empress, ours is non-invasive, so no need to worry about controlling its spread. Make sure you're buying Paulownia elongata.

We grow the Empress Tree to be fast growing, stronger, and non-invasive. Order now and it is sure to bring many years of beauty to your landscape.  

* Fastest-growing hardwood tree
* Environmentally friendly
* Hardy
* Fragrant flowers
* Unique leaves and buds


Plant Facts

Family Paulownia elongata
Mature Height 40 - 50 Feet
Mature Spread 30 - 40 Feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 5-11
Moisture Drought Resistant
Growth Rate Rapid
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Shade
Flower Color Lavender
Fragrance Jasmine Scented

Royal Empress Tree.

Rating: 4.8/5 based on 18 review(s)
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Sounds like a great tree. Review by Traci
Thank you.
Crazy fast grower Review by Tree lover
It's becoming a game for my neighbors kids to come over & measure how much it grows every day. The leaves are HUGE.
Great shade tree Review by Smokey Joe
This tree grows so fast you can plant it literally sit under it and soon you will have a cool shady spot to enjoy
Ditto to fast growth Review by LAR
Never seen anything grow as fast as the Royal Empress.
Leaf size Review by Ed
Royal empress trees have the biggest leaves I have ever seen!

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