The Paulownia Tree Company
(Selling Paulownia trees since 1997)

Royal Empress Trees - Paulownia

The Worlds Fastest Growing Trees
Grows from 4" to 30' In Just Three Years!
Yard Fully Shaded with Blooms!

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Buy Now and Save - You Can mix up tree types
Buy 6 trees and get 6 free! 
Save $50.00
Per Tree Cost $9.75
Buy 12 and get 12 free! 
Save $118.54
Per Tree Cost $7.03
Make great Gifts!  Gifts That Last A Lifetime!

Kawakamii   ~   Elongata   ~   Fortunei
(Also Known as Dragon Trees, Empress Trees and Royal Paulownia)

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Kawakamii Paulownia from
The Paulownia Tree Company
grown in Colorado
Showing growth over a 6 month period:
Mar 16 to Sept 17, 2009 - 3 inches to 13 feet


Fast growing with Fragrant Blooms

Your Royal Empress Tree or Paulownia Tree will grow to its full, mature size of 30-40 feet in 3-4 years (the Kawakamii Paulownia) or 80 feet in 10 years (the Elongata or Fortunei Paulownia). This gives you instant shade and instant flowers from this hardy tree.  The bluish purple or light lavender flowers emerge in Spring providing you with a sweet fragrance for months on end.

Unlike any other super rapidly growing tree, the Paulownia will not invade your entire yard with the root system. This tree has proven a great benefit to erosion control, reducing loss of invaluable topsoil.

The Paulownia not only provide shade, but are a source of wood, along with cleaning the air, soil, and water. Also are a source of feed fodder for animals.

Our Royal Empress Trees are non-invasive and grown from tissue culture, which makes them stronger and healthier from the start. You can be assured that your plant is strong, healthy, and ready to plant the first day you receive it.

Growing Zones: 5-10 (-15 to 130 degrees)
Height: 40-50 ft. Kawakamii Paulownia
70-80 ft. Elongata Paulownia
Canopy Width: 30-40 ft.
Growth Rate per Month:
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From a 3" start to 30'-40' in 3 years or 80' in 10 years depending on the variety
Sunlight: Full - All Day Direct Sun
Blooms: Spring
Spacing: 12 ft. from other trees or structures
Botanical: Paulownia
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We purchased your trees for our pasture to see how it would do as a shade tree as well as being a “safe” nonpoisonous tree that they could be safe eating the leaves or pods as they could reach them over the fence. The results were unreal…..both trees took off the second year and just got huge! They are now about 5 years of age and must be at least 30 feet tall providing EXCELLENT shade for our horses! We have ordered more dragon trees to plant in various places to do the same thing as these first two have done! Horse People…..these are GREAT additions to your pastures as a shade tree that safe and grows quickly. Easy to care for once they are planted and take root….. I have attached some pictures of our horses enjoying the shade of these wonderful trees. We are sold on the product! Photo here

Mrs. Holly G. Owner/Manager of Apafia Farm, A Place Apart From It All Thomasville, GA

Needless to say, I am (as are all my friends/drive-bys) totally amazed and blown away by the height this tree has grown in just 5-months. I know it is now over 16-ft tall and there yet remains probably another month or so of the growing season.

L. Needham, California

I am from Boston and I bought three seedlings from you spring 2008.  (Elongata)  This picture of one of my trees was taken Aug 24 After 17 months, it is 22 feet tall with a 5 inch diameter base.  It will be taller than my 2 story house in a couple weeks!  Thank you so much.

J. Platt

I purchased two of your trees about three years ago. I have to admit that I had a problem with one of them and it died. I got the replacement and put it in almost a full four months after the first one. I cannot begin to tell you the amazement from all the people who see those trees and I TELL THEM THE BIGGEST ONE IS ONLY 1 ½ YEARS OLD!

This tree has had beautiful blossoms on it for the last two months that are breathtaking. Bees love them! My family loves them. The youngest one is (I am not kidding) about 20 to 25 feet tall! Its base measures between 9 and 10 inches! Both trees are now exploding with new green leaf growth.

As advertised, you are right, they steal the show! I am ordering three more for my neighbors now!

Bruce R., Florida

My tree arrived today and it looks gorgeous. This is the best looking plant I have ever received from an online purchase. It was well worth the wait. Thank you for a quality plant."

David S. Gilbert, AZ

My trees were delivered today as expected. The trees were beautiful and the packing was quite adequate for the shipping. My shopping experience with your company has been an excellent one.  Thank you.

Ron Tuttle, California

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