Princess Tree Seeds - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Princess Tree Seeds

(Paulownia tomentosa) Perennial. Zones 5 - 8.

We fell in love with this tree a few years ago while wandering Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver; following our noses to its stunning presence.

Paulownia bears an abundance of intoxicating lavender blooms every Spring. These flowers are edible too! Paulownia is not just a pretty face; her wood is rot and insect resistant and sought after for fine woodworking.

This tree is also unusually adept at cleansing soil of heavy metal content. Princess tree prefers full sun and sandy-loam soil. Reaches 30-40 feet in height.

*Paulownia tomentosa is listed as an invasive species in the Southern US. There are no restrictions in Canada. Our outlook on this matter is that humans have been transporting plant matter from one place to another since our earliest, nomadic ancestors spread out and populated the world. Many of our big-agribusiness mono-crops could be considered invasive species as well. More habitat is lost every year to GM corn than to the Princess Tree.*


Cold Hardiness: Zones 5 - 8

Edible: Yes


Growth Rate: Fast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: Naturally low, 40 - 60%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun 

Soil Preference: Prefers well-draining, sandy loam soil, but tolerant of many soil types.



SEED PRETREATMENT: No seed pretreatment is required

STRATIFICATION: No stratification period is required

SEEDING: Sow seeds on the soil surface, tamp down gently. Seeds require light to germinate—provide at least 8 hours of light, followed by darkness at night. Alternating soil temperatures during the day (30°C) and night (20°C) will help speed up germination. Keep soil moist, water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 30 days.

*Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $6.99

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