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Princess Tree or Empress Tree

Paulownia tomentosa


In the spring, this tree is covered in purple flowers. Later it has yellow fruit and then lovely seed pods. The seeds inside the pods are numerous and winged and make this plant an easy propagator so it is quite invasive outside of its native China.


This tree was growing in southern Germany at a spa. Generally they like warm and moist environments.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Thanks so much, PucaK, for the ID!

PucaK 7 years ago

Possibly the Princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
I believe it's native to Asia

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Spotted on Jul 17, 2015
Submitted on Oct 6, 2015

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