Paulownia or Firmiana from Suzanne SC

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Popping up among large azaleas. It has plate sized leaves, no flowers or fruit in spring. Wonder if it’s a paulownia.

Hi Suzanne,

if the leaves are finely hairy it could be Paulownia. If the stem is smooth and green it could be Firmiana simplex, parasol tree. Check pictures of both to be sure.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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