name botanical:Paulownia tomentosa
other name:Empress Tree
family:Paulownia family (Paulowniaceae)
height:15 -20 m
The leaves of Foxglove tree are heart-shaped, very large (up to 30 cm (11.8 in) long) and green. The underside of the leaf is gray-tomentose to woolly pilose. The leaf margin is smooth.
flowering:April - May
The flowers hang on standing panicles. The flower color is pink-violet to light blue. The flower is yellow striped inside.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
The capsule fruit is especially striking in the autumn because long adherent.
The branches are thick, brown with leaf scars. The buds are barely visible.
bark:The bark is brown and slightly fissured.
root:Deep-rooting plant, roots remain within the broad crown area
location:Protected because cold sensitive
soil:sandy to loamy
ph value:slightly acidic to strongly alkaline
single tree, planting in groups, parks, large gardens