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4-5ft Foxglove Tree | 9L Pot | Paulownia Tomentosa

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£54.99
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One of the fastest growing trees in the world

Fascinating import from China that can grow up to 2.5m in one season and with simply massive leaves up to 30cm across. Produces a wonderful display of purple foxglove like flowers in spring before leaf emergence to rival any cherry.

In China, the tree is planted to mark the birth of a girl and is cut down for use in a dowry once she reaches marriage age.

Variety Information

  • Habit: Spreading
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Foliage Colour: Green (Spring), Yellow (Autumn)
  • Features: Spring Blossom, Large Foliage
  • Supplied As: 9L Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 1.5m (5ft)
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 12m x 8m (39 x 26ft)
Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
How your order will arrive

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Deciduous
Common Name Foxglove
Features Fast Growing Trees, Plants For Spring Blossom
Flower Colour Purple
Flowering Month May
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Stem/Bark/Cane Colour Brown
Type Foxglove
Eventual Height 12m+
Eventual Spread 8m+
Foliage Colour Green, Yellow
Growth Habit Spreading
Supplied As 9L Pot
Supplied As 9L-14L Pot
Type Ornamental Trees
Latin Name Paulownia
Shop By Category Ornamental Trees

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