Paulownia tomentosa Description
This rather exotic looking medium sized tree is grown for its impressive heart shaped leaves, which borne on a multitude of spreading branches. In mid to late summer spikes of purple pink blossom is produces on small spikes.
Paulownia tomentosa - Cultivation Notes
Pawlonia is only hardy in the UK in a sheltered spot in full sun. It will tolerate most soil types just as long as they are well drained as this plant will not tolerate wet soils.
This plant is fast growing but requires full sun in order to produce impressive summer blossom.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Paulownia tomentosa:
- Attractive autumn colour
- Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
- Fruit / berry producing
- Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
Weaknesses of Paulownia tomentosa
- Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
Design & Plant Use for Paulownia tomentosa:
- Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
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Common Missspellings: Paulonia, Pollonia