> Online tree shop > Arboretum species > Foxglove tree or Empress Tree (paulownia tomentosa) arboretum
Foxglove tree or Empress Tree (paulownia tomentosa) arboretum
Foxglove tree or Empress Tree (paulownia tomentosa) arboretum Foxglove tree or Empress Tree (paulownia tomentosa) arboretum Foxglove tree or Empress Tree (paulownia tomentosa) arboretum

Foxglove tree or Empress Tree (paulownia tomentosa) arboretum

£38.40



Foxglove tree-sometimes referred to as the Empress tree is a deciduous tree having spectacular large leathery green leaves and thick shoots. Can be grown just for its leaves.  Flowers are on panicles which look in winter as orange pubescent buds.  Can withstand cold winters but can be killed in Spring if a sharp frost follows a mild spell during which the buds can open. Best in very mild climates which can offer a good British summer as possible to give a display of  flowers  which open late in spring before the leaves emerge and are trumpet shaped quite long and violet-blue flowers  They ripen to shiny green and later brown and horribly sticky fruit.

The foxglove tree grows on through the summer nearly into October and so the tip of the shoots cannot be hardened off against the winter frosts and always dies back leaving a black weathered look.  A very young tree will look almost hollow and dead in the winter months. It may be advised to try and cover the tips with a garden fleece when it is very young in winter but obviously when more mature will lose this weathered look.

 

Size: in 10 yrs=6metres - 20yrs=8-12metres Ultimate height 8-12 metres
Environment: Grows best in full sun. Dry to medium, drought tolerant.
Key Features: With plenty of sunshine flowers are pink/grey . Tip of shoot always dies back. Leaves very large making it spectacular tree.
Quantity Species Size
cm
History
[Key]
Price
1 - 10
Price
11 - 30
Price
31+
Price
151+
Price
1001+
Foxglove tree/Empress Tree arboretum (Paulownia Tomentosa) 150/180PG Potted £54.00 £45.60 £45.60 £38.40 £38.40
Email this page to a friend

All prices shown include VAT where applicable.

 

 

> Top of pageEmail this page to a friend