The Q&A Archives: Tree Identity

Question: I have seen a tree that has leaves exactly like a silk tree, but its flowers look just like wisteria. I have searched for the name but have been unsuccesful. Would you happen to know what this tree is. Also, can this tree be propagated by cuttings.

Answer: If the flower clusters are purple, the tree is probably Paulownia tomentosa, the Empress tree. It's a fast-growing tree to 40' or 50' with a heavy trunk and nearly horizontal branches. The leaves are light green, heart shaped and 5"-12" long, 4"-7" wide. The tree is propagated by seeds and will bloom about seven years after being started from seed.

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