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Paulownia Tomentosa (Empress Tree)

Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

Hi there.

I am growing empress trees from seed and now have around 4 or 5 happy seedlings of around 2cm tall. My question is as a seedling do they take quite a long while to establish themselves?  They have been tiny for a good few weeks now but I was under the impression that they were extremely fast growing?! 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    they're fast when they get going. The annual growth on a coppiced specimen is amazing.

    Trees aren't usually quick in the first few years

  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    Ahh. I may have to wait a while then! I was anxious about growing these as I have heard they are one of the fastest growing trees in the world and can grow many feet tall each year.  That said i will probably keep it in a pot and hack it down annually if it's successful to promote large leaves (don't think my landlord will appreciate a 50ft tree in their communal car park :) 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    sounds a great addition to a car park to me. 

    You'll need a big pot in a few years

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