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NordMax21® Royal Empress Tree

Paulownia x 'NordMax21'

A cold-hardy variety of the world's fastest growing tree!

  • Grows up to 15 feet per year for fast shade and instant landscape impact
  • Frost-resistant and cold-hardy down to -10 degrees
  • Non-invasive and sustainable planting choice
  • Absorbs four times the CO2 of beech or oak trees
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The World's Fastest-Growing Tree for Colder Climates

The Royal Empress Tree is beloved for its fast growth, low maintenance and environmental-friendliness - and with this new and improved variety, you can grow it in colder climates, too!

Also known as the Princess Tree and by its botanical name, Paulownia, the Royal Empress Tree can grow up to an impressive 15 feet per year - making it perfect for gardeners and homeowners who want shade, fast. And with the new-to-market NordMax21 cultivar, you'll get the same fast growth, plus improved cold tolerance and frost resistance - this tree is hardy down to Zone 5.

When you plant the Royal Empress Tree, you'll get instant landscape impact, along with a flush of vibrant purple blooms in late spring. And you'll be helping the environment, too - this tree is a non-invasive, sustainable way to keep your yard cool and your air clean. Because of their fast growth, Royal Empress trees can absorb up to four times the CO2 of beech and oak trees.

Did you know: The Royal Empress Tree is commonly used as a sustainable source of wood, and it's strong, lightweight timber is used in everything from surfboards and guitars to interior design and construction!

Don't miss out - if you're looking for a fast-growing, flowering shade tree that can thrive even in cool climates, the NordMax21 Royal Empress is the perfect choice.

Looking for a different variety of Royal Empress? Check out the new PhoenixOne cultivar!

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Product Details

Mature Height:40-50 ft.
Mature Width:30-40 ft.
Sunlight:Full-Partial
Growth Rate:Fast
Botanical Name:Paulownia x 'NordMax21'
Does Not Ship To:AZ,WI
Grows Well In Zones:5-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 5-11 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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