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Paulownia Tomentosa.  Foxglove Tree.

The Paulownia Tomentosa is extremely fast growing with very impressive huge heart shaped leaves in opposite pairs along the stem up to 50cm across, coated in hairs on both surfaces. On young stems the leaves tend to be larger which is why many people prune them heavily to produce vigorous growth and keep the gigantic leaves. Left to mature the trees bear striking upright panicles of very delicately scented lilac-purple flowers resembling foxgloves which can appear either before the leaves in a dry Spring or at the same time in a wet one.

This showy tree brings masses of character to gardens, courtyards and city gardens as well as making great container plants for patios, conservatories and greenhouses. 

Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award Of Garden Merit. 


These plants are exceptional quality from specialist growers. Photos 1-4 show some of the actual plants in stock now 2024. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes. They may not have started to leaf up on delivery depending on temperature.

Click into the "Height" box and price of each plant is shown next to its size. UK delivery is FREE on all our plants.


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  • Latin Name: Paulownia  Tomentosa.

    Common Name: Foxglove Tree. Princess Tree. Empress Tree. Royal Paulownia. Kiri.

    Hardiness: -15 degrees. May suffer some dieback in especially cold winters as a young plant. 

    Growth Characteristics: Extremely fast growing. Deciduous. Gigantic heart shaped leaves especially on young growth. Leaves are coated with hairs on both surfaces. On mature trees 1ft upright panicles of scented lilac-purple flowers appear in Spring. Easy to grow.  

    Sunlight: Full sun/partial sun.

    Exposure: Sheltered. 

    Soil: Tolerant of many different soils if well drained.

    Moisture: Water regularly through summer. 

    Feeding: feed once every two weeks in growing season.

  • Available For Delivery Now 2024.


    All palms have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.

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