Foxglove Tree

Basisdaten

foxglove tree (Paulownia tomentosa) leaf
foxglove tree (Paulownia tomentosa) leaf
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  • foxglove tree (Paulownia tomentosa) tree
description: 

The Princess tree is from China but spread widely in North America. In Europe it is more common to find in the park. In China it was customary to plant this tree, when the Empress gave birth to a child.

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Tree profile

name botanical: 
Paulownia tomentosa
common name: 
Empress Tree
family: 
Paulownia family (Paulowniaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
15 -20 m
leaf: 

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.

leaf shape: 
cordate
leaf margin: 
smooth
leaf position: 
opposite
fall foliage: 
brownish
flowering: 
April - May
blossom color: 
violet
blossom description: 

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
fruit: 

The capsule fruit is especially striking in the autumn because long adherent.

branches: 

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: 
Geschützt, da Kälteempfindlich
soil: 
sandy to loamy
ph value: 
slightly acidic to strongly alkaline
usage: 

single tree, planting in groups, parks, large gardens