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Royal Empress Tree
The Royal Empress Tree is one of the fastest growing shade trees in the United States. This robust tree produces beautiful purple blooms giving off a rich lavender fragrance in the spring. The Royal Empress Tree does not contain an invasive root system. Also, referred to as the "Royal Empress Tree - Paulownia Tomentosa," once this tree reaches full maturity of 40-50 feet in only five years, it will add visual beauty while providing cool shade to your yard during warm summers. Easy to grow and drought resistant, the Royal Empress grows best in zones 7-11 in full or partial sun.
It is known that shade trees help provide and maintain heating and cooling costs for homeowners. Because these trees grow so quickly, are drought resistant, are hardy and easily maintained, the Royal Empress Tree - Paulownia Tomentosa becomes a great investment, especially around older homes. The width of this exquisite beauty is 30-40 feet once fully matured. You don’t have to worry about those pesky little summer bugs that like to eat their way through flower beds either! This strong deciduous tree is both bug and disease resistant.
To grow the radiant Royal Empress in your yard, you will need to plant it in loose soil so the root system can establish and grow quickly. Strong roots make for easier adaptation to a new environment for your tree. Better developed root systems not only help the tree grow faster, but a good root system aids in dealing with drought. Before transplanting, soak your tree in water for several minutes while you prepare the ground. Add a good enriched soil to the hole before setting your tree. Once your tree has had a good five minute soak, place it in the hole and fill it with a mixture of enriched soil and a good fertilizer.
Soon you will be enjoying the lush beauty and charm of your Royal Empress tree!