greyish brown, young twigs greenish brown, velvety
heart-shaped to broad oval, green, 15 - 40 cm
lavender blue, in upright plumes up to approx. 30 cm, May
ovoid capsule, remaining on tree for a long time
all types, preferably not wet
Устойчивость к ветру:
moderate to bad
A tree with sturdy, thick, protruding branches that produce a curvaceous crown shape. The bark is greyish brown, later becoming rough. Young branches are thick and have velvety hair. Older branches become bare and hollow. The leaves are often equally wide and long and sometimes up to 40 cm in fully robust trees. They feel velvety because of hairs on the top and bottom. The leaf stem can grow up to 20 cm long. Shortly before the leaves appear, the flowers bloom in terminal, branched plumes. The flower heads have soft hairs and are light brown in colour. They start in the previous summer, creating a risk that they can freeze during a harsh winter. The flowers are a bright lavender blue and 5 - 6 cm long. Paulownia requires a sheltered site.