What Is the Paulownia Tree's Scientific Name?

The royal Paulownia tree (Paulownia tomentosa) is native to eastern Asia. Originally introduced to the U.S. as an ornamental tree, the tree is also known as princess-tree, empress-tree, or paulownia.

Keywords: royal Paulownia tree, princess tree, empress tree

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Gwen Bruno has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009, with her gardening-related articles appearing on DavesGarden. She is a former teacher and librarian, and she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Augustana College and master's degrees in education and library science from North Park University and the University of Wisconsin.