Native to China, empress trees (Paulownia tomentosa) are deciduous. Commonly standing 40 feet high and wide, the trees have showy, lavender and purple spring flowers and downy, green foliage. Up to 12 inches across, the oval leaves drop from the trees in autumn.
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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.