Great fast growing tree for Texas. "Royal Empress Tree...grows 15-18 ft./year. Empress Tree Facts Grows up to 10 feet or more in the very First Season! Explodes with rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine. Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.
Royal Empress Tree (paulownia tomentosa) can grow more than five feet per year, until it reaches it's full height. In the spring the tree explodes with rich lavender flowers that look similar to orchids, and smell like jasmine. The tree grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.