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Southwest UK
m245
Jun 5, 2020 3:37 PM CST
Do you know what tree this leaf is from. It is growing in my garden in southern England and the tree (deciduous) is currently about 3 metres tall. From my search of the internet the leaf looks to me like Paulownia but it is not as big as images I've seen of Paulownia (the leaf in the image is about the size of my hand). There are unusual small spike shapes around the edge of the leaves. There hasn't been any sign of 'flowers' on the tree yet this year so there's no clue there.
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Jun 6, 2020 2:34 AM CST
Welcome to the forums!

Agree Paulownia tomentosa...common name here is Foxglove tree.
It has to be a large tree before it flowers in UK.

Often in UK they are coppiced...so then you get a shrub with ENORMOUS leaves.
In USA it is an invasive nuisance.
In UK there is no problem with them.

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Southwest UK
m245
Jun 6, 2020 2:58 AM CST
Hi many thanks, I'll decide which direction to go with it then - tree or shrub.
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MoonShadows
Jun 6, 2020 3:14 AM CST
I have had one in my yard for over 10 years. While it has had a few blooms in years past, this is the first year it has fully bloomed. This picture is from a few weeks ago when it started blooming.

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Southwest UK
m245
Jun 6, 2020 1:35 PM CST
Thanks for your photo, I look forward to mine blooming sometime in the future. It's good to see yours is not too large yet as I have read it can grow very quickly and reach a height of 10-25m! Hopefully the non-tropical climate where I live will keep it's growth rate down.
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Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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MoonShadows
Jun 6, 2020 2:33 PM CST
Same here, although that photo was taken from afar. The tree is about 30-35 feet tall now. I think our Winters and cool Springs/Falls have kept it's growth in check.
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Silversurfer
Jun 6, 2020 3:00 PM CST
In UK I think it needs sun to ripen the wood to get flowers.
This is ours growing in old garden in South Wales...loved the flowers.
In a fairly deep sheltered valley.
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Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Container Gardener Peppers Hydroponics
Canning and food preservation Growing under artificial light Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jun 6, 2020 3:30 PM CST
@Silversurfer

Beautiful specimen, and from the pics, I'll bet your property is spectacular!
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