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.
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.