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Princess Tree

Scientific Name

Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud. (ITIS)

Common Name

Princess tree, empress tree, royal paulownia

Native To
Date of U.S. Introduction
Means of Introduction

Introduced as an ornamental (Innes 2009)


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

Princess tree
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Princess tree, foliage in June


Photo by James H. Miller; USDA, Forest Service

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