Royal Empress Tree Seeds (Paulownia tomentosa) 50+Seeds

Royal Empress Tree Seeds (Paulownia tomentosa) 50+Seeds



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Empress Trees grow in a variety of conditions, from Mexico all the way up into parts of Canada. They grow in almost any soil, needing little water plus they resist pests and disease. With a rapid growth rate, the Empress tree can reach 50 feet in height with an equal spread in an open landscape. Most trees are seen 30 to 40 feet tall and wide. Unlike some fast growing trees that have short life spans, a healthy Empress tree can live for 80 to 100 years.
Empress Trees are noted for its profuse bloom of fragrant, tubular, funnel-shaped, pinkish-lavender flowers (to 2” long) with interior dark purple spotting and creamy yellow striping. Flowers appear in spring in clusters (to 14” long) before the foliage so they stand out nicely, especially against an evergreen background. Flower aroma is reminiscent of vanilla. Flowers are edible and are sometimes added to salads. Flowers are followed by oval, woody, dehiscent seed capsules that emerge sticky green and ripen to brown in fall, at which point they split open releasing abundant winged seeds. This native of China gives a most dramatic, coarse-textured appearance, with its huge catalpa-like heart-shaped leaves and large clusters of lavender flowers in the spring.
Traditionally, when Japanese couples have a daughter, they plant a Paulownia tree. When the daughter is ready to marry, they cut down the tree and make a dowry chest, furniture and other items out of it for wedding gifts.
Paulownia trees are believed to bring Good Fortune to the household and all who enter.

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hollyvanevery Nov 6, 2018

1 out of 5 stars

I purchased these with out realizing how invasive and distructive this tree is! So thankful I did not introduce this tree on Kauai. It would have been a serious disaster! Please stop shipping these seeds to environments where it could become a threat to the native environment!

KaCee Kremeier Jun 2, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

High germination rate and significantly more seeds than needed. If you are having trouble getting these little guys started, dampen a paper towel and sprinkle seeds onto the paper towel. Then place the paper towel in a sealed zip lock bag. Place the bag with the seeds facing up in a sunny window. These seeds can take up to 6 months to germinate, but as long as the seeds get some direct sunlight and you use the bag germination method, you can get growth within a couple of weeks.

Sherry Hubbard Sep 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I bought these seeds for my daughter. She loves these trees! By the time the seeds are trees, neither of us will probably be alive. Oh well, time will tell.

Véronique van Wessel Jun 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars