Royal Empress tree, also known as Paulownia Tomentosa, Princess tree or Foxglove tree can grow up to 60 feet tall, with large heart-shaped to five-lobed leaves perfect for shading of your yard. The flowers are produced before the leaves in early spring, on panicles of beautiful purple color.
The royal empress tree can survive wildfire because the roots can regenerate new, very fast-growing stems. It grows back at an unbelievable rate! It is tolerant of pollution and it is not fussy about soil type. For this reason it functions ecologically as a super green environmentally friendly pioneer plant. Its nitrogen-rich leaves provide good fodder and its roots prevent soil erosion.