Phoenix One® Royal Empress Tree Paulownia x 'Phoenix One'

Phoenix One® Royal Empress Tree

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Phoenix One® Royal Empress Tree Paulownia x 'Phoenix One'

Regular price $169.99
5-6 ft.
  • 5-6 ft. $169.99
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Product Description

The Fastest Growing Tree in the World - Now Even Better

It's called the fastest growing tree in the world for good reason, growing up to 15 feet in a single year. And now it's even better, with the new and improved Phoenix One cultivar!

The brand-new Phoenix One Royal Empress Tree has everything you love about the original - fast growth, easy care, eco-friendliness and instant landscape impact - plus improved tolerance of heat and drought, stronger branches, and a unique, columnar shape. And while it won't flower like the some Royal Empress varieties, you'll love the deep green color its large, tropical leaves provide.

Its record-breaking growth means this tree is prized for providing quick shade and good looks, fast - but it's a hard worker, too. Sustainable, low-maintenance and non-invasive, this tree will help cool your yard and clean the air around your home - and its lightweight-yet-sturdy wood is even popular in construction and interior design.

Did you know: Since they grow so fast, Royal Empress trees can absorb up to four times as much CO2 as beech and oak trees!

Don't miss out on a new and improved variety of this popular tree - add the Phoenix One Royal Empress Tree to your yard today! 

Looking for a more cold-hardy Royal Empress tree? Check out the new NordMax21 cultivar.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Empress Trees are nearly indestructible once they have become established, but do require some care in their early stages of growth. Full sun and well-draining soil are essential to the health of the tree. Ensure you plant your Empress well away from foundations, sidewalks and other structures.

Plant your tree after the last frost, or when surrounding plants begin to bud out. For best results, mix in potting soil or soil conditioner, especially if planting in clay or poor soil. Make your hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball, place the tree in the hole, and spread the roots out evenly. Water the area to moisten/settle the soil and then broadcast a good layer of mulch to preserve soil moisture and keep weeds and grasses back.

2. Watering: When the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil is dry, add water. As a rule, let the soil surrounding the tree dry out before watering. If your tree is wet upon arrival, skip the initial watering for two days.

3. Fertilizing: Empress Trees love organic fertilizer high in nitrogen. Check to make sure the first of the three numbers on your organic fertilizer is higher than the others, indicating an extra boost of nitrogen (example: 20-10-10). You can fertilize twice a month in the growing season, and stop fertilizing before the tree goes back into dormancy. Additional fertilizing should only be done after the first year.

4. Pruning: Let your tree grow for one entire year. If your Empress Tree did not grow at least 4 feet before winter dormancy, we recommend that you cut it to the ground at the very start of spring (a process called "coppicing"). This may seem odd, but it will grow a bunch of small sprouts. Select the “alpha” of the bunch and pinch the others off. This will focus all of the nutrients into that one growth and become a very straight, beautiful tree.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Order Total Shipping Charges
Less than $100 $24.95
$100.00-$128.99 $29.95

Product Details

Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors

            7-11 outdoors
     Map 7-11 outdoors (hardy down to 10℉)
  • Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
  • Mature Width: 30-40 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Spacing: 12 ft.
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ, ME, WI

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