AWARD

PAULOWNIA tomentosa

Commonly known as Foxglove tree

Large downy leaves, flowers sweetly scented violet-blue on bare stems
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    bright-green, sometimes shallowly lobed, leaves to 30cm (12in), hairy above and beneath.
  • Blue
    Violet blue
  • Height
    12m (39ft)
  • Spread
    10m (30ft)
  • Tree
    Fast-growing tree with stout shoots. Produces flowers from buds formed the previous autumn.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

PAULOWNIA tomentosa

 
Available late spring to early summer 2023 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Small £15.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2023
plant size comparison icon 2 Litre
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Medium £40.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre
Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.
Large £70.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Canker, honey fungus, leaf spot, powdery mildew.
    Place of origin
    China
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Upright panicles
    Trumpet
    5cm (2in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
    If larger leaves are required
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Shelter from cold winds.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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12m (39ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (30ft)
 

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