Foxglove Tree (Paulownia tomentosa) - leaves at base of trunk - September 2017
This is Foxglove tree can be found in the St Thomas area of Exeter, UK. It has been cut back quite heavily so not many flowers. The Princess tree is from China but spread widely in North America. In Europe it is more common to find in the park. In China it was customary to plant this tree, when the Empress gave birth to a child. Characteristics Foliage Deciduous Habit Spreading / Branched Fragrance Flower Hardiness H5 === Moisture Well-drained Soil Loam, Clay, Sand, Chalk pH Acid, Neutral, Alkaline === Size Ultimate height 8-12 metres Ultimate spread wider than 8 metres Time to ultimate height 20-50 years === Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order: Lamiales Family: Paulowniaceae Genus: Paulownia Species: P. tomentosa Binomial name Paulownia tomentosa
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