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Princess Tree

Princess tree - Invasive.orgScientific name: Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud. (ITIS)

Common names: Princess tree, empress tree, royal paulownia

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Native To: China (Longbrake and McCarthy 2001)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 1840s (Longbrake and McCarthy 2001)

Means of Introduction: Introduced as an ornamental (Innes 2009)

Impact: Grows and produces seeds rapidly, and displaces native species in disturbed areas (Innes 2009)

Current U.S. Distribution:

  • Invasive Species Maps
    USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.
    Maps are organized for 43 invasive plant species into five categories: trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, and grasses. Select the desired species to view the distribution information for northern states.
  • Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Princess Tree
    University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
    Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.

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Council

Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant Manual - Princess Tree
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council.

Partnership

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) - Princess tree)
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - Princesstree
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Texas Invasives Database - Paulownia tomentosa
TexasInvasives.org.

Invasive Species Compendium - Paulownia tomentosa
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Paulownia tomentosa (tree)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Government

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) - Paulownia tomentosa
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.

Princess Tree - Invasive Plants of Asian Origin Established in the United States and Their Natural Enemies (2004; PDF | 568 KB)
USDA. Forest Service.

Paulownia tomentosa - Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.

PLANTS Database - Princesstree
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

Paulownia tomentosa: Exotic Tree, Native Problem - Fire Science Brief (Jul 2010; PDF | 649 KB)
Joint Fire Science Program.

State

Princess-tree
Alabama Forestry Commission.

Paulownia tomentosa - Invasive Species Leaflet No. 14 (Mar 2010; PDF | 209 KB)
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. North Carolina Forest Service.

Invasive Plants in Pennsylvania: Empress or Princess Tree (PDF | 290 KB)
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Academic

Invasive Plant Hit List: Paulownia - Kentucky Woodlands Magazine (Dec 2009; PDF | 1.15 MB)
University of Kentucky. Cooperative Extension Service.

Princess Tree - Going Native: Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants
North Carolina State University. North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Empress-tree, Princess-tree (PDF | 291 KB)
University of Pennsylvania. Morris Arboretum.

Princess Tree
Purdue University. Indiana Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program.

Professional

Paulownia tomentosa
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk.

Princess Tree
Plant Conservation Alliance. Alien Plant Working Group.

Citations

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Paulownia tomentosa. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Innes, R.J. 2009. Paulownia tomentosa. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.

Longbrake, A.C., and B.C. McCarthy. 2001. Biomass allocation and resprouting ability of princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa: Scrophulariaceae) across a light gradient. American Midland Naturalist 146(2):388-403.

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