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Royal Empress Trees

Paulownia elongata

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
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Royal Empress Trees Planting Mix

Helps your Royal Empress Trees get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95

Growing Zones: 7-11
(hardy down to 10℉)



Growing Zones 7-11
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

30-40 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

12 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Paulownia elongata

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, ME, WI



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World's Fastest Growing Tree

I wouldn't have believed it, had I not seen my father-in-law plant the Empress Tree months earlier.

My in-laws are farmers and definitely know what they're doing, but I still had to grow one in my yard.

We had a spot where I wanted to block the afternoon sun and provide a little privacy between us and our neighbor.

I planted our Royal Empress Tree late in the season, so I knew it wouldn't grow much before going dormant. Still, it reached about 6 feet.

My Father-in-law wasn't impressed. He said 'cut it down and you'll really see a show'. 'But I'll lose all this growth', I replied. 'No you won't' he said, 'you'll get it back in a few weeks, just watch'. He took a saw and cut it flat to the ground.

He was right. This tree is indestructible! It shot out of the ground in spring and grew 15 feet that year, then reached 25 feet the next year. It was like watching Jack and the Beanstalk.

You could measure its growth daily. My 6 year-old was out there almost every day staring at it. Two of my neighbors thought it was so beautiful, they each planted an Empress Tree of their own. I've even had professional landscapers stop and ask me where they can find them.

It's an entertaining tree year-round. In the winter, its branches are covered with furry, pea sized buds, just waiting to burst into huge flowers. At the first sign of spring, the tree explodes with purple blooms. Cars slow down to look at it. The fragrance is incredible... it's like a cross between gardenia and jasmine.

When summer comes, the tree forms a dense canopy that can drastically cut your power bills. The leaves are huge, measuring about a foot wide. They're almost tropical looking. When they drop in the fall, it's an easy clean up... not like my Oaks that scatter tens of thousands of tiny leaves.

Plus, bigger leaves mean fewer branches, so you get more sunlight and natural heat coming through in the winter when you need it most.

Best of all, this is a flowering tree you don't have to baby. It grows almost everywhere, from Mexico to Canada, preferring zones 7-11. It has no significant insect or disease problems, tolerates drought, and grows in almost any kind of soil, even toxic ones. It's a hardwood tree that lives to an old age.

You can also feel good that you're planting one of the most environmentally beneficial trees in the world. Your Empress Tree will have large leaves that act as giant air filters, pulling pollution out of the air at a remarkable rate, turning it into wood, then releasing high amounts of beneficial oxygen.

This year's Empress Trees are in short supply. Recent publicity and recommendations from TV shows like Oprah have fueled demand.

Just beware that not all Empress Trees are the same. Some nurseries use wild seed that doesn't grow as quickly and can be invasive. Others use growth inhibitors to keep their trees smaller for shipping. This can stay in the tree for several months, giving you disappointing results.

Fast Growing Trees Nursery uses proven stock that's non-invasive, faster growing, and hardier... your tree arrives ready for explosive growth.





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Planting Day!
Received this guy on Saturday and planted it today. It's sitting in a large (home builder created) gap in the trees around our house. We are looking forward to it growing and providing some screening from the road.
August 15, 2017
Purchased
1 week ago
Growing Zone:
8
Royal Empress Tree
So far, we LOVE it. Just sitting back watching it grow.
August 14, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Great product. Really grows fast. Loves a lot of water. Cannot wait to see her bloom.
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August 8, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
9
Royal Empress
This tree lost all the leaves and looks or is dead. We are not happy with it at all and we did everything we were told to do. Never will buy this tree again.
July 18, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Doing very well. ..I can almost watch it grow
I have been very happy with the trunk and leaf growth
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July 17, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Amazing Trees
Love the size and quality of these trees.

They were easy to plant and took off right away!
July 16, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Outstanding
Outstanding packaging and shipping! My tree arrived with six big leaves and within 3 weeks grew 4 inches and had 5 more! No leaves were damaged or fell off. Can't wait to watch it grow.
July 11, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
It couldn't make up it's mind
I believe I bought this tree 4 yrs ago. The first year nothing really happened. The 2nd growing season we got about 3 ft with some leaves and then nothing. The 3rd year it looked like this was going to be the year but our pet cows got on our front acreage and there wasn't even so much as a stick coming out of the ground. This year we didn't have any sign of a tree at first probably due to the drought we were having in Florida. However when the June rains came and kept coming we now have a tree that is over 5 feet tall and full of leaves. We are building a barrier around it to keep the cows from feasting on the beautiful leaves. We can't wait to see how much more it grows before the dormant season. Don't ever give up on this tree if at first it doesn't grow.
July 9, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
BB
I ordered a little premature, delivery was prompt, the Royal Empress and the others in great condition. I removed all from the shipping package, watering, and giving them sun. It was a few days waiting on the final grade & irrigation before planting all of the trees. When planting the Royal Empress I gave it extra support along with the bamboo. The landscaping crew managed to back over the R.E. with a Bobcat doing a little damage. When it was found, I straightened it up, staked it, and watered. Less than a week I have new growth, it appears to be fine.
July 6, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Amazing Tree
Its just growing and growing. About 5 months old. Hoping to see it as a Big tree.
July 3, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
9

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Royal Empress Trees


Royal Empress Trees Planting Diretions Your Royal Empress tree will do well in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Be sure to plant your tree at least 15-20 feet away from structures or 10 feet away from sidewalks and watch it take off! Also prepare yourself for the beautiful blooms that will be produced every Spring for 6 to 8 weeks in April and May.

Make sure that your Royal Empress tree doesn't sit in a low elevation of the yard, where it could sit in standing water. When you give your Royal Empress Tree water, your soil should be moist, not over saturated or soggy. Allow the soil to dry 2 to 3 inches down in between waterings.

Your tree will love sandy soils and potting mix that is blended with your natural soil. Make sure that your soil is well drained and your Royal Empress Tree will happily adapt to the natural soil in your area.

An organic fertilizer that's high in Nitrogen will give your Royal Empress Tree a boost. They love fertilizer and can be fertilized twice a month during the growing season. Once August rolls around it's time to stop fertilizing your tree in order to allow it to properly prepare for winter dormancy.

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Why did you choose this?
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Perfect size for my front yard. I love fragrant plantings. Need quick growth. I am very excited about this tree. Can't wait to have it start growing.
Reva S on Aug 20, 2017
Fast growing
Joy S on Aug 13, 2017
Perfect size for my front yard. I love fragrant plantings. Need quick growth. I am very excited about this tree. Can't wait to have it start growing.
Reva S on Aug 20, 2017
Por lo rapido que crear ya tengo uno y este es para mí hermano
victor o on Aug 13, 2017
Fast growing
Joy S on Aug 13, 2017
best friend had a baby and wanted something they could watch grow with the baby
DREW G on Aug 11, 2017
Price, fast growing, flowers and the fragrance
Dona R on Aug 11, 2017
Wanted shade and something different then the rest of my neighbors.
Anthony M on Aug 10, 2017
After the builder cut down too many trees, we've been forced to replace them. The reputation of this tree makes it a "must-bye" for us.
John J on Aug 10, 2017
Because I need a fast growing shade tree and it looks beautiful
Anita M on Aug 9, 2017
For shade near my front porch. It really did grow from a couple feet tall last year to more than 12 feet this year. I wanted to see the large leaves myself and rapid growth and it has been amazing in height and width. Such a beautiful tree. Awesome!
Reba H on Aug 8, 2017
Fast growing shade tree. Pretty.
Robert M on Aug 6, 2017
Color and looks.
Richard B on Aug 4, 2017
I'm hoping they will give fast, dense shade very quickly.I'm putting them by my horse corral to give my horses some shade.
RaeLynn H on Aug 4, 2017
This tree was recommended by a friend and at 69 years old, I wanted a fast growing tree to appreciate.
Larry H on Aug 4, 2017
I liked the reviews about it. Especially about the color and beauty and shade.
kathleen L on Aug 4, 2017
Purchased 2 last year and the growth rate is unbelievable.
Tereca B on Aug 3, 2017
Fast growing
pat b on Aug 3, 2017
Because of how fast it grows the huge leaves and the blooms
Maria C on Aug 2, 2017
The Large leafed foliage and showy flowers. Add to that the speed that this tree grows and we will have some shad in no time.
Wilfred H on Aug 2, 2017
Fast growing, had two of them almost totally mowed down by an angry bull and they are growing back faster than ever. Great for shade.
Selina F on Aug 2, 2017
THIS LOOKED LIKE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TREE AND THE COLORS FIT RIGHT IN. UNFORTUNATELY WE COULD NOT GET AN EMPRESS TREE TO GROW IN OUR YARD. AFTER SEVERAL TRIES WE GAVE UP AND DECIDED TO TRY A MAGNOLIA TREE.
grammygretch on Jul 14, 2017
Rapid growth and shade potential.
Roberto D on Jul 9, 2017
Fast growing shade tree and adds color to the yard with the beautiful flowers. Plus, it's a gift for my daughter who loves the tree.
Raul C on Jul 9, 2017
I needed a shade tree for my backyard. The beauty and fast growing potential of this tree was very appealing.
Debra Louise D on Jul 8, 2017
Overall look fast growing
Christopher S on Jul 8, 2017
Wanted a fast growing shade tree to replace our weeping willow that got bug infested and had to be cut down.
Beth C on Jul 7, 2017
The reviews were promising. The Royal Empress tree, if it blooms purple NOT pink, will look wonderful in my yard. I am also hopeful that once the two trees I ordered are large enough they will help to lower my cooling bill in the summer!
April M on Jul 7, 2017
lovely color and soft fragance
Aline H on Jul 6, 2017
Ask me later on how well this tree does. Choose it for fast growth, long life, and drought, and soil tolerance.
Jerrye B on Jul 6, 2017
Love the idea that it is a fast growing tree. We will soon see.
Katherine F on Jul 5, 2017
Trying to add a great looking tree to the yard. It is growing well this year.
William M on Jul 4, 2017
it is supposed to grow fast.
Teresa C on Jun 30, 2017
unique and fragrant
Andrew W on Jun 25, 2017
Unique, fast growing
Ron V on Jun 24, 2017
Our home faces south with little shade to the west. With temperatures exceeding 105 degrees we needed a fast growing shade tree that could help cool our home and cut our energy bill. The Royal Empress fits this application perfectly and we're looking forward to increased comfort and lower power bills while adding beauty to our yard.
Timothy H on Jun 24, 2017
rate of growth....I'm old
Tomas V on Jun 21, 2017
Divine Inspiration
Takysha M on Jun 20, 2017
I liked the size at maturity with the pretty blooms
Robin R on Jun 19, 2017
Love the large leaves and beautiful flowers. This is new for me so can't wait to see how this works out for our new backyard
Maxine S on Jun 18, 2017
Both big leaves and a flower
Sam H on Jun 17, 2017
I picked the Royal Empress because of the rave reviews it received, it's beautiful, drought tolerant, fast growing, shade tree.
Tonya W on Jun 17, 2017
Im on 5 acres of HOT sand (made worse with high content of magnetite) with very few trees, and I need shade for myself, my dog, my flock, and other shade loving plants that struggle out here. Hopefully this is will solve the problem, and with a high water table (15-20' from grade) im sure i wont have to water it once it reaches it. If it does well by next year I'll be ordering more!
dustin h on Jun 16, 2017
I chose this tree because it was fast growing and had beautiful flowers.
Karen S on Jun 16, 2017
I need a quick growing shade tree for back yard. The trees that were planted are more like shrubs that are over 20 years old and not much shade we are cutting them down. Hope this grows like the other trees and plants that we have bought from you. We have been very happy with all of our purchases!!! Thanks so much
Cecile J on Jun 15, 2017
I have one and my mother wants one. mine started to flower after too years and keeps flowering better every year now it has about forty flowers on it. when she seen them she had to have one.
ronald s on Jun 13, 2017
Because it beautiful tree so I can think of Philadelphia Pennsylvania that when I saw them in bloom in may during my vist in Pennsylvania.
FRANKIE M on Jun 13, 2017
Perfect shade tree, fast growing yet hard wood
Amazing spring foliage
Mark G on Jun 11, 2017
We were looking for something totally different for our yard and this was it. Fast growing and pretty too! Can't wait to see it perform!
Glenn R on Jun 11, 2017
Fast growing and unique.
Nina M on Jun 11, 2017
Per your add it smells nice and grows fast.
Rob C on Jun 11, 2017
fast growing
Jeanne C on Jun 11, 2017
Por lo rapido que crear ya tengo uno y este es para mí hermano
victor o on Aug 13, 2017
best friend had a baby and wanted something they could watch grow with the baby
DREW G on Aug 11, 2017
How close to a fence can I plant this tree?
ashley y on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Remember, this tree grows fast! If you don't want the tree limbs to overhang the fence, you should probably plant 12-15 feet from the fence. If it's roots you are worried about, 15-25 feet should prevent any problems. If the roots can grow under the fence and the limbs hang over it, you can plant 8-10 feet from the fence.
Can I cut off lower limbs so I can walk/sit/mow under it?
James on Nov 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, as I have trimmed mine up to about 6 feet to allow my zero turn mower to pass under them. These trees just keep on growing!
Can a person cut it back and keep it at a certain height every year with out killing it?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can keep Royal Empress trees at a certain height without killing them. You can prune your tree in the early spring to your desired height. It will grow back a few inches over the summer. This process will create a shorter tree that branches out more.
I live in Indiana and I still do not have leaves on the two royal Empress trees what do I do? The suckers are on the roots but not the tree.
claudette e on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Check the trunk for green tissue. If it is green, the tree may still be winter dormant or shocky. Give it time. If not green, cut down the existing trunk and let a sucker grow into the tree. They grow really fast, so it will have a nice tree in it's place in no time.
My Royal Empress came as a bare stick, and now it has 2 branches on it with leaves about 6" wide and growing nicely. Recently I noticed that the leaves had brownish, yellow spots all over them, and some have little holes. Can you help with this question? Thanks!
Arlene P on Mar 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: First of all, this is a fast-growing robust tree, so the spots should not endanger the tree.This could be anthracnose, which good hygiene can help with -- keep the area under the tree raked and clean and make sure the old leaves are discarded, not put on the compost pile. It cold also be a host of other things, and I am afraid we don't have enough information to say exactly what you have. If it continues to be a problem, we recommend you contact your Extension Agent to determine what you have and what remedies would help.
Does this tree put out seeds that then grow even more of the trees?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, our Royal Empress Trees are sterile therefore you will not get seeds.
How does these Empress tree do in windy area?
Debbie D on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live on the Texas gulf coast we have not had a major full blown huricane since we planted our tree we have had winds up to 75-80 miles per hour and the tree hasn't lost any limbs and only limited leaves.
Does this tree have roots that stay at the surface of the ground? Do they disrupt sidewalks within 4-5 ft?
Dan W on Jul 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Royal Empress roots typically grow straight down. However, I would still not recommend planting it that close. The closest I would plant this tree to a sidewalk would be about 15ft.
What is the typical lifespan for these trees?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Royal Empress is said to live from 70-125 years.
should I use a tree tube around my newly planted empress trees to protect them from damage the first year or so?
James F on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I did. As Catherine said, the tree is very wet and easily damaged in the first year or so. I had to protect mine from the lawn guys and their weed eaters. After a year or so, the trunk becomes more woody and can protect itself better.
My tree is apprx 30 feet tall and 4 years old and has bloomed and produced beautiful flowers and leaves every year. However, this year, it has no buds or leaves yet. It almost looks dead. How do I tell?
sharon v on Jun 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Remember, most of the US had a COLD, HARD winter! Give your tree some time, thru June. Hopefully, it will bounce back.
When is best time to plant the royal empress tree in zone 8?
Betty S on Aug 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can plant this tree pretty much any time of the year. If you plant in summer, you will need to pay attention to the watering, keeping it evenly moist for that first season and not letting it dry out. However, this tree does not like wet feet, so be sure to plant it in a well-drained site so when you water, the ground is moist, not soggy. After it is established, it requires very little attention to grow well.
I planted and within a couple weeks the deer chewed it down halfway to about 6". Is there a way to help it recover?
Cherri S on Mar 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My husband recently cut my tree down to right above the dirt and put the "stick" in another pot. My tree has grown like a weed with 9 HUGE leaves. The "Stick" my husband put in a pot of dirt ....has taken root and has 5-8 leaves budding out. Just cut it to the ground and water it, add a little fertilizer and watch it go!
Does the Empress pose a problem for the septic system? If yes, how far from the septic system should the Empress Tree be planted?
Grammie on Jul 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Royal Empress Tree has a large root system to support all these blooms ad all that rapid growth, and the roots will extend beyond the drip line of the branches. This tree will eventually get 30-40 feet wide, so I would not plant it any closer to a septic system than 20 feet, and 25 feet would be even safer.
I have these trees and they do not flower, why is that?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Many of our plants actually bloom in the nursery, but others will take a couple of years or more to decide they are ready to bloom. Many things can affect their blooming; first the tree has to be mature enough to support bloom production, and it has to overcome transplant shock and acclimate itself to a new location before it can grow vigorously. A second reason: The buds form in the summer, hold through the winter and the open into blooms the next spring; if we have an unusually severe winter, or if we have a warm spell in late winter followed by a cold snap, the buds can be killed, and there will be no blooms. This is especially true if you live in zone 5 or northern 6, which is pretty much the northern limit of where this plant will grow. Water can also affect bloom, and either too much water (most likely cause) or too little water (drought has to be really severe!) can cause buds to abort. When the tree is young, if you apply a fertilizer that is heavy in nitrogen, it can stimulate the plant to produce lots of lush foliage at the expense of bloom production. In short, there are many reasons your Empress Tree might not be blooming. But the most likely reason for an established tree not to bloom is that the buds are being killed in winter.
My Royal Empress is 3 years old and the leaves are turning yellow and falling off, what is causing this?
Tammy N on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The most frequent cause of a Royal Empress Tree doing poorly is too much water. It needs a well-drained location, and will suffer and die if it is boggy soil that doesn't every dry out.
i would like to plant an Empress tree as a street tree in front of my house ,I live in orange county Ca .My concern is, would its roots affect the water line or sewer line ?
Anica B. on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Anica
My best advise is to contact your water and sewer department to see if they have restrictions of certain trees or how close to the street you are allowed to plant. I know California seems to have restrictions for everything. Better to check before planting.Then, please contact our sales department so that we can help with any of your tree needs. 1 888 504-2001
Thank you and Happy Gardening
When should I plant this tree if I live in zone 7??
Hilary R on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can plant this in fall or early spring bare root, giving it plenty of time to establish good root growth.We are currently carrying 2-3 ft. potted if you don't want to wait. We usually carry larger sizes bare root which will be available in the fall. Please feel free to contact us if you need help from our sales department at 1 888 504-2001 Happy Gardening
do the roots grow above ground?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, I have no roots growing above ground. I planted it like the picture, with grass to the trunk. No issues. This tree has nice big bright green leaves and grows fast. Like it!
I've seen pictures of this plant with brilliantly colored blooms. The photos on your website of the one you appear to be selling has light pink blooms. Could you tell me please how to know what color I'd be getting if I ordered from you?
jennifer a on Oct 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The blooms on our Royal Empress are more of a light purple color.
how do you keep the worms off empress trees ?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If the worms are leaving small holes in the leaves, it is unlikely to hurt the tree, since it grows and produces new leaves at such a fast rate. It is hard for us to give advice when we don't know more about your pest, so we highly recommend you contact your local Extension Agent to help identify the worms and to figure out a remedy. They know your local condition and can make an on-site visit to diagnose your problem and recommend solutions.
How soon after receiving this tree does it have to be planted in the ground?
Sandra C on Apr 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree can stay in the container for a few months after receiving it.
I purchased a couple trees from you 2 years ago. The first year they did not grow that well so I cut them back to the ground, I also dug them up and widened the original hole as I had someone else plant them and they did not dig that big of a whole. Last year they grew about 6 ft tall. Over the winter the leaves fell off and now this spring I have branches that have come out. On 1 tree the branches developed from the base to the top of the tree and I pruned back the branches on the bottom third of the tree. On the other tree branches developed from the base up but not on the top foot of the tree. Is there anything I can do?
John F on May 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If they aren't growing like you want by the end of this season, you can cut them back to the ground in early spring next year, which should jump start them into more vigorous growth. You will probably get a number of shoots: select the strongest and cut back all the others. The one left should shoot up very tall, and it will begin the process of developing branches all over again, and eventually flower for you.
How close to a fence can I plant this tree?
Ashley Y on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Remember, this tree grows fast! If you don't want the tree limbs to overhang the fence, you should probably plant 12-15 feet from the fence. If it's roots you are worried about, 15-25 feet should prevent any problems. If the roots can grow under the fence and the limbs hang over it, you can plant 8-10 feet from the fence.
Are there any restrictions to planting in Virginia? I live in zone 7? Will these tress surive in pots if I want to keep in pots on my deck and patio?
Trish on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Empress Tree grows in zones 5-11, so you should have no problem growing them in your zone, and there are no state restrictions on this tree. You can grow it in a large container, but only as a shrub for its foliage; you will have to keep this vigorous grower pruned back each year, and, as it blooms on last year's wood, you won't get any blooms.
What country is this tree native too?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Central and Western China
WILL THE EMPRESS TREES GROW WELL IN HEAVY CLAY SOIL???? THE GROUND IS HARD TO POINT IT CRACKS?????
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes I live in Tennessee and it is hard clay. I planted my tree 5 years ago and it is huge now.
It loses its leaves in winter?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Royal Empress will lose its leaves in the winter.
What do the yellow or brown spots on the leaves mean?
Linda R on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sometimes if water droplets dry in the sun on the leaves brown spots will appear where the water was. It could be a fungus, but if the leaves are mostly green and aren't wilting then its probably fine. Remove the leaves with spots and new full green leaves will fill in. If you're concerned you can apply an organic fungicide to your tree. Never over water a Royal Empress Tree!
will my empress tree come back if I cut it down to the ground this fall? It lost all of it's leaves all the sudden in august but the core still looks like it has some green left in it. Can I cut it down this September to the ground and will it regrow?
Katherine W on Sep 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We suggest you do that in the early spring and it should then really take off with new growth.

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