Paulownia tomentosa: planting, cultivation and care

Paulownia tomentosa is a majestic tree that produces beautiful, large, purple flowers in the spring. Its rapid growth making it an imposing tree often found in city parks or gardens. It is grown both individually and in rows with other tree species. Here are all our tips for growing paulownia tomentosa properly.

Where, when and how is paulownia tomentosa grown?

This tree is not picky about soil type, but still has a preference for soils wetGood drained and rich in minerals. The most important factor is exposure. Indeed, it must be placed in a very sunny place and even in a sunny position for optimal growth.

Paulownia is usually planted during autumnbut spring planting is possible as long as there is sufficient water supply to initiate growth.

Paulownia tomentosa
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Its planting is quite simple. First, dig a hole deep enough large and drop some sand or potting soil which must be mixed with garden soil.

If the tree is in a pot, remove it as well clarify the roots a little. Add one educator with the tree in the hole then fill it by watering and packing the soil well. Tie the tree to the stake then mulch the foot to keep a good humidity at the base of the tree.

Maintenance and pests

Tree pruning is not particularly necessary. You only have to do a few during it early years of its growth to stimulate the shoots. However, it is important to remove it dead branches As things go.

The paulownia is quite gluttonous inside eau during his early years. Feel free to add mulch to the base from time to time as it wears out.

This tree is not subject to garden diseases and should not be affected by pests. It is quite durable.