About Empress Tree
The princess tree is a fast growing tree in the Paulowniaceae family. It is named in honor of Russian Princess Anna Paulowna (1795-1865). This shade tree grows rapidly adding 15 feet each year to reach a mature height of 50 feet and width of 30 feet in 10 years. It tolerates a range of soils including low fertility and high acidity but prefers moist, deep, sandy-loam well-drained soil.
Also known as
Princess tree and Foxglove-tree
How to care for Empress Tree
Empress Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Empress Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Empress Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Empress Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.