Paulownia ORIENTA®

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Sponsor

Kindly sponsored by
David Ewins

Credits

Owen Johnson (2022)

Recommended citation
Johnson, O. (2022), 'Paulownia ORIENTA®' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/paulownia/paulownia-orienta/). Accessed 2024-04-24.

A vigorous tree, capable of growing 4.5 m in a year, with exceptionally large leaves. Flowers pale pink flushed purple, with purple speckling in the throat. (Worldpaulownia.com 2022).

USDA Hardiness Zone 7

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

ORIENTA® is the first complex hybrid Paulownia to be aimed at the American horticultural market, rather than for forestry use (Worldpaulownia.com 2022). In the eastern states, P. tomentosa is increasingly notorious as an invasive weed, and its sale is illegal in Connecticut; sterile hybrids with similar floral characteristics are likely to replace the species for ornamental use.