Paulownia tomentosa from Sandy I SC

Saw in McCormick county
SC on hunting land in a clear cut full sun.
this plant a was about ten foot tall
leaves were 12 to 14 inches across

Hi Sandy, this is a sapling of the fast growing introduced tree Paulownia tomentosa, the princess tree or empress tree. It has an amazing growth spurt its first few years. It is originally from Japan.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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