|Mature Height:||40-50 ft.|
|Mature Width:||30-40 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Paulownia elongata|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ, ME, WI|
|Grows Well In Zones:||7-11 outdoors|
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Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉)
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 less 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!
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. Ensure you plant well away from structures.
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.
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 29th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Great experience, good healthy trees.
I live in zone 6 but I bought 3 trees years ago just one died from this company they are doing great. In fact I have little trees that I am going to transplant coming from the main trees. Love my Royal Empress trees. If it gets too cold in PA. I just cut them down and they come up bigger then every. Thank You Fasting Growing Trees.
I did a lot of research trying to find a fast growing tree for our front yard that would help with producing shade. In fact, once I found this tree, I had to wait several months until it was available to order. When it arrived 3 years ago, it was just a little stick barely reaching up to my kneecap. I selected a spot so that when it did grow, it would shade the front of our home. So...we are three years vested into loving on this tree...it is now about 30 feet high and I’ve cut it at different levels to produce canopies of branches. Every time someone comes over they comment on our tree and how quickly it has grown. We live in Texas and have very hot summers and it has done very well. While everyone else is blowing their yard when the oaks leaves fall, I just walk around and pick up massive leaves that I place in our compost pile. As you can tell, we love this little tree and are looking forward to watching it grown even bigger. If you are looking for a fast growing shade tree, I highly recommend this one.
Amazed at the height of this tree. Seemed to handle the shipping fine. Can't wait to see it in its full glory!
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