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PAULOWNIA tomentosa

Commonly known as Foxglove tree

Large downy leaves, flowers sweetly scented violet-blue on bare stems
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Small £14.50 each

Medium £35.00 each

  • Deciduous - oval, bright-green 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
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - canker, honey fungus, leaf spot, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - China
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - upright panicles
  • Trumpet - 5cm (2in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (30ft)
 

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