Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Florida Zone 9b, 10a
|I agree, Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa).
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
|Yes, it is a Paulonia tomentosa. In climates where winters are warmer, it will grow normally, as a tree. But it is too cold where you are, and it dies back each winter and grows from the ground each spring. It won't ever flower where you live, but it sure is a fun plant!
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
A comment from greene
September 3, 2017
|Pardon my ignorance but where is the midwest?
I looked at a map of the US and see that you might live any of several states including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and/or Wisconsin. Thank you.