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Royal Empress Tree

Royal Empress Tree
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Product Details

Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉) 
    
    
    
      7-11 outdoors
    
   Map 7-11 outdoors
Mature Height:
40-50 ft.
Mature Width:
30-40 ft.
Sunlight:
Full-Partial
Growth Rate:
Fast
Botanical Name:
Paulownia elongata
Does Not Ship To:
AZ, ME, WI

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Product Description

World's Fastest-Growing Tree

Why Royal Empress Trees?

The Royal Empress is 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. And the fragrance is incredible...like a cross between gardenia and jasmine.

But our Royal Empress Tree is really known for its fast, dense growth. When summer comes, the tree forms a dense canopy that can drastically cut your power bills. The tropical-inspired leaves are huge, measuring about a foot wide. 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, the Royal Empress Tree is hassle-free. It grows almost anywhere, from Mexico to Canada, and has no significant insect or disease problems. And it tolerates drought and grows in almost any kind of soil, even toxic ones. It's a hardwood tree that lives to old age. Your Empress Tree is a hard worker, from its ability to cut household costs to its large leaves that act as giant air filters, pulling pollution out of the air at a remarkable rate.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

But the top benefit: Our Royal Empress is grown to give you results. Some nurseries use wild seed that doesn't grow as quickly and can be the invasive Tomentosa variety...and this means disappointing results. But we use proven stock that's non-invasive, faster-growing, and hardier, so your tree arrives ready for explosive growth. Our Elongata variety is sterile, and we carefully propagate cuttings from known sterile trees that we trust so that you get the best results possible.

Don't wait - order your Royal Empress today!


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Customer Reviews

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07/03/2019
Anonymous
United States United States

Royal Empress Tree

A great experience. My tree shipped fast, packaged nicely, and three days after planting the tree is adapting and is very healthy.

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07/02/2019
Anonymous
United States United States

My Review

The tree arrived intact and with pretty green leaves. The container it arrived in was extremely small, however, and I repotted it in a larger pot with organic potting soil. Something (insect) got ahold of it and I sprayed it daily with insecticidal soap. Once it was large enough, I planted into the ground. It’s still too small for the stakes at this time, but the dowel rod is still keeping it straight.

AJ
06/26/2019
Anne J.
United States United States

Royal Empress Tree

I purchased the tree for my daughter. She loved the gift of the tree, planted it and, unfortunately, the deer ate all of the leaves!

EH
06/21/2019
Eric H.
United States United States

Royal Empress

Excellent!!!! Keep up the good work!

TB
06/19/2019
Timothy B.
United States United States

They both died. One was

They both died. One was dead on arrival. The other died right after I planted it


Planting & Care

1. Planting: Empress Trees are nearly indestructible once they have become established but do require some care in their early stages of growth. Full sun is best for its exposure and well-draining soil is essential to the health of the tree.

Plant your tree after the last frost or when surrounding plants begin to bud out. For best results, mix in potting soil or soil conditioner, especially if planting in clay or poor soil. Make your hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball, place the tree in the hole and spread the roots out evenly. Water the area to moisten/settle the soil and then broadcast a good layer of mulch to preserve soil moisture and keep weeds and grasses back.

2. Watering: When the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil is dry, add water. As a rule, let the soil surrounding the tree dry out before watering. If your tree is wet upon arrival, skip the initial watering for two days. 

3. Fertilizing: Empress Trees love organic fertilizer high in nitrogen. Just be sure the 1st of the three numbers on your organic fertilizer is higher than the others indicating an extra boost of nitrogen (Example: 20-10-10). You can fertilize twice a month in the growing season. Stop fertilizing before the tree goes back into dormancy. Additional fertilizing should only be done after the first year. 

4. Pruning: Let your tree grow for one entire year. If your Empress Tree did not grow at least 4 feet before winter dormancy, we recommend that you cut it to the ground at the very start of spring (a process called "coppicing"). This may seem odd, but it will grow a bunch of small sprouts. Select the “alpha” of the bunch and pinch the others off. This will focus all of the nutrients into that one growth and become a very straight, beautiful tree. 


Shipping Details

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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