Paulownia Elongata - Princess Tree - The fastest growing tree in the word!
Differences between the elongata variety and the tomentosa variety are small. Many times the fully grown trees themselves are hard to separate between the two species. Both varieties have fast development but elongata is a bit faster growing with a straight trunk and therefore it is used in lumber production more than the tomentosa variety. On the other hand tomentosa is more tolerant of weather conditions and is also used in lumber production but also beekeeping.
The princes tree or paulownia is considered to be one of the fastest growing trees in the world if not the fastest. Paulownia tomentosa (also known as empress tree, princess tree or foxglove tree) is native to china and the usa, is easy to grow and tolerant of low and high temperatures!
Paulownia trees can reach up to 2,5 meters the fist year of planting and have been reported to being able to reach up to 21 meters in 5 years! It is quite easy to grow can take low temperatures up to -30 degrees celsius and high up to +40 degrees! As an average they grow up to 2 meters each year. There are six different paulownia varieties with tomentosa being the most popular followed by the elongata variety. Both of those are used in the lumber industry and the wood produced from the paulownia trees is called "kiri"
Kiri is a light type of wood and can be processed easily, can withstand a lot of hardships and is considered good quality wood.
Paulownia trees are amazing considering that even their leaves can be used as food for the cattle industry and farm animals as they have a high protein index.
Also paulownia is widely used for beekeeping as it is amongst the trees who's flowers help bees in producing high quality honey with documented healing properties.
Paulownia seeds should be sown on top of the soil as they need light to sprout. Soil should be able to drain well and ph should be 5.5 to 7.0
This pack contains 10 seeds of Paulownia Elongata - princess tree.
Seeds Growing instructions for Paulownia Elongata - princess tree are included in every order.
This variety of Paulownia Elongata - princess tree seeds are a simple variety-non gmo. Seeds from your plants can be collected and sown next season.