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Acidic, Chalky / Alkaline, Clay, Well-drained
Hardy (Cold winter)
Flowering in May
Height (when grown)
Foxglove or Empress tree is native to China. A beautiful tree with large panicles of fragrant lilac-purple foxglove-like flowers. These appear on bare stems in May, followed by large heart-shaped bright green leaves that turn golden in the autumn. The Foxglove deciduous tree does best in long hot summers and copes well with urban pollution, although it can take some years before flowering. Plant as a specimen tree to enjoy its fragrance and beauty.
For best results, grow the Paulownia tomentosa in a sheltered spot with full sun or dappled shade. It prefers moist, well-drained soil although is adaptable to most soils.
Cultivation: Specimen, good for urban pollution
Soil: Chalk, clay, loam, sand
Position: Sun & sheltered
Flowering: Lilac-purple in May
Hardiness: Hardy in sheltered areas
Benefits to Wildlife: Some
Height & Spread in Maturity: 10m x 9m
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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