Post a reply

Avatar for Greenforeman
May 26, 2018 6:32 PM CST
Raleigh, nc
Im new to gardening. Can anyone help me? What type of plant is this? Is this just a weed or an actually flower. It came out of no where and, I fell in love with the size of leaves it self.
Thumb of 2018-05-27/Greenforeman/c0e410


Thumb of 2018-05-27/Greenforeman/9e3ad2


Thumb of 2018-05-27/Greenforeman/9b4d5d
Image
May 26, 2018 6:39 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
Let's all play ukulele
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
I think that is a Paulownia tomentosa, princess tree. They have amazing hug leaves when young. It is an incredibly fast growing, and invasive, tree.
Worry, why do I let myself worry?
Image
May 26, 2018 7:03 PM CST
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
Region: Canadian Cut Flowers Dahlias Region: Pacific Northwest Keeper of Poultry Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I agree
He who plants a garden plants happiness.
Avatar for Greenforeman
May 26, 2018 7:32 PM CST
Raleigh, nc
sallyg said:I think that is a Paulownia tomentosa, princess tree. They have amazing hug leaves when young. It is an incredibly fast growing, and invasive, tree.


Thank you Sally Hurray!
Image
May 26, 2018 8:24 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
I have no use for internet bullies!
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Rabbit Keeper Frugal Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level
Plant Identifier Region: Georgia Native Plants and Wildflowers Composter Garden Sages Bookworm
Don't be happy. Having a Paulownia tomentosa can be a disaster. When I lived in Connecticut I had one and everything was just fine. Beautiful, fast growing, lovely scent to the blooms.

But here in the south, the tree is a monster. It will send underground roots and new trees will pop up...under a 10-foot patio new trees started popping up under my mobile home. As fast as I would hack them down and tear out the roots, more popped up. Also, handling the tree is a sticky situation...and I do mean sticky. Insects get stuck onto the leaves; handling the leaves...leaves a tacky feeling on hands and gloves.

I still think the tree is beautiful, but not in my yard ever again.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Image
May 26, 2018 8:46 PM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener Garden Sages Birds Frogs and Toads Dragonflies
Butterflies Hummingbirder Orchids Container Gardener Garden Procrastinator Foliage Fan
I agree with greene! Not something I would be happy to have.
Image
May 26, 2018 10:54 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
My gardening Blog!
Handmade quilts, new & vintage fabrics in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Instagram Sewing posts
Avatar for Greenforeman
May 27, 2018 8:40 AM CST
Raleigh, nc
greene said:Don't be happy. Having a Paulownia tomentosa can be a disaster. When I lived in Connecticut I had one and everything was just fine. Beautiful, fast growing, lovely scent to the blooms.

But here in the south, the tree is a monster. It will send underground roots and new trees will pop up...under a 10-foot patio new trees started popping up under my mobile home. As fast as I would hack them down and tear out the roots, more popped up. Also, handling the tree is a sticky situation...and I do mean sticky. Insects get stuck onto the leaves; handling the leaves...leaves a tacky feeling on hands and gloves.

I still think the tree is beautiful, but not in my yard ever again.


Wow, okay thank you for that.
Image
May 27, 2018 9:16 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
I agree, it's the Princess Tree/Empress Tree (P. tomentosa) and although a beauty, it is considered an invasive in many areas, including North Carolina. More information about the tree in N.C. on these pages:

http://www.ncforestservice.gov...
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/pl...
http://nc-ipc.weebly.com/paulo... I'd consider removing it and any other seedlings you might find.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Punchy pink"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.