You might try posting this request on rec.woodworking . They look at this
species differently. Also, check out the website at
In a 1995 issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine (issue 95, page 4), Peter
Beckjord who had started something called the National Paulownia Center
offered a packet of seeds and growing instructions for $1 and as SASE to:
National Paulownia Center
4303 Kenny Street
Beltsville, MD 20705
He gave is phone number as (301) 937-4635
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 5:54 PM
Subject: Paulownia tree seed or seedling
Jackie: A word of warning about Paulownia - it is very messy! Pretty
flowers and all, but they do make a mess when they fall, and the coarse
leaves are equally messy. Fast-growing trees are usually prone to
breakage too, so if you do succumb to the paulownia, plant it where the
branches won't fall on your buildings or cars! Wendy
J. Davidson wrote:
in this rare case, Pawlonia trees aren't brittle like other fast growing
trees. I say this with the knowledge that MINE doesn't drop branches. It's
so huge you can't hug it. Now the ends of the branches where the flowers
and then seedpods are, DO break off. And yes, the huge leaves are messy. But
the Chinese people used the wood for boxes for their daughters dowries, it
takes a really hot heat to get them to burn, too. I've had a branch the
electric company cut off for me that grew over the house line over the side
yard edging a flowerbed now for well on four years and it's only lost it's
bark. The wood is still solid.................
madgardener ducking behind her "mother" Pawlonia tree now to keep from being
flamed <g> up on the ridge, back in Fairy HOller where I have three
Pawlonia trees, overlooking English Mountain in Eastern Tennessee, zone 7,
sunset zone 36
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.