Are you looking for a shade tree that can give you instant gratification?! Then look no further than the Royal Empress.
The Royal Empress "Elongata" is one phenomenol plant with a growth rate of up to 15 feet in the very first year! This tree can easily skyrocket to 50 feet within 5 years! The rapid growth will absolutely blow your mind and the shade is sure to quickly reduce your electric bill!
It's amazing growth rate isn't the only awesome feature of the Royal Empress! The Empress produces huge, unique leaves that are so large they filter toxins and clean the air with ease. In spring the purple, bell-shaped flowers emerge from fuzzy, tan buds. This tree is also extremely hardy and disease resistant as well as low maintenance and drought tolerant. The mature height is approximately 50 feet and the width is 30 to 40 feet.
Get you Royal Empress today and get ready for your neighbors to ask where you got that amazing tree!
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||40-60 Feet|
|Mature Width||30-40 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Paulownia elongata|
Questions and Answers
Planting & Care
How to Plant & Care for Your new Royal Empress Tree
Fertilizer: Royal Empresses love high nitrogen fertilizer, but they don't generally require it. You can apply that often even up to once monthly if your soil in deficient.
Water: Do not over water! Royal Empresses hate being in wet soil and tend to get root rot and ultimately die in constantly saturated soil. When the soil begins to dry out go ahead and water. Even when first planted you likely won't need more than a deep watering once weekly.
Sun: Thrive in full sun
Soil: Adaptable, but well-drained is a necessity
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
Shipping and Delivery
Most orders ship next business day. Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping. View the Fedex shipping map below. Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed. West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants. Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.
You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart. At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.
Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.