Royal Empress Tree

The Fastest Growing Shade Tree in the World!!

  • Instant shade and height
  • We only carry the non-invasive Elongata variety
  • Extremely low maintenance and easy to grow
  • Huge, exotic looking leaves 
  • Natural air purifier great for high pollution areas
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Product Details

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!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
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
Drought Tolerance Good
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Paulownia elongata

How To 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


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

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 shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier 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.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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