Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Paulownia tomentosa  Paulonia, Foxglove Tree
Family Paulowniaceae
Genus Paulownia  [paw-LO-ne-a]  named by a Dutch botanist named Siebold after Anna Paulowna, daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia and queen consort of King William II of the Netherlands
Species tomentosa  [to-men-TO-sa]  felted, the leaf underparts
Properties tree
Paulownia tomentosa (common names princesstree, foxglove-tree, empress tree or kiri) is a deciduous tree in the family Paulowniaceae, native to central and western China. Paulownia tomentosa is an extremely fast-growing tree, and is a persistent exotic invasive in North America.
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