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Paulownia tomentosa

Paulownia imperialis, Empress Tree, Foxglove tree


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Large clusters of fragrant violet flowers in some seasons plus large exotic leaves. Amazing growth rate, a single shoot will often reach up to 8ft in a season.

    • 1 packet (100 paulownia tomentosaseeds)

    • Despatch: Within 24 hours
    • £0.99
Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 65-70F (18-20C). Sow in well drained compost, just covering the seed with compost, but do not exclude light, which is beneficial to germination. Sow at any time of year. Germination usually takes 21-60 days.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow on in a cold frame and plant out the following spring in full sun 30cm (12in) apart.

Prefers a sheltered sunny site and a moist, well drained soil.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. Good news

    By Ray Murphy 13-11-2016

    Hoping to have my own trees in the not too distant future!


    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. What a tree - it's got it all!

    By Janice Dooley 27-05-2011

    Our original Paulownia tree has now had it's first flower and is wonderful. Nicknamed 'Humphrey' I am on a mission to spread the word about this fantastic addition to any garden. It gets going in spring better when very small when protected over the winter. Makes a lovely tree and in Lancashire I've got a 7 year old tree at around 15 ft tall. But the joy with them is that if you prune them and grow them as a shrub (if you've not got room for or don't want a tree), the leaves are enormous and resistant to most things I've come across. Conveniently in autumn the seem to drop their leaves in a day or two so they can easily be collected and composted - no faffing around with a rake. I love it. Would never have a garden without one!

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