Paulownia tomentosaFoxglove tree

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

A majestic specimen tree for larger gardens

Spectacular purple flower spikes and large heart shaped leaves

Tolerates hard pruning and can be pollarded for extra-large leaves

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Height Up to 1200cm (472in)
Spread Up to 1200cm (472in)

Hardy Tree

specimen plant

full sun

Flowering Months

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Commonly known as the Foxglove Tree, this majestic deciduous tree makes a wonderful specimen for larger gardens. In late spring, Paulownia tomentosa is smothered with upright, purple flower spikes borne upon bare branches. The blooms attract pollinating insects and are reminiscent of Foxgloves, hence its common name. The large, heart-shaped leaves that follow form a broad canopy with each leaf measuring up to 25cm (10") long. This spectacular, fast growing tree tolerates hard pruning. It can be pollarded to keep it more compact and produce even larger leaves, however this is generally as the expense of the flowers. Height and spread: 12 m (39’).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

1 x 9cm potted paulownia plant (KB1271)

How to Grow
Grow Paulownia in any moist, fertile, well drained soil. Choose a sheltered position in full sun.
More Info
Feed and water regularly until fully established. Young trees will require protection from hard frosts until they are well grown. Paulownia tolerates hard pruning and can be pollarded to create a multi-stemmed bush.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3


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