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Native to China, the Empress Tree is fast-growing, deciduous, floriferous, and tough. It can naturalize easily in some areas. Profuse spring clusters of foxglove-like lavender flowers are vanilla-scented, and its large, catalpa-like green leaves offer fast shade. (We coppice ours to produce large foliage.) The flowers are edible and can be added to salads, or perhaps even adorn a wedding cake! 40' x 40' tree.
Minimum temperature: -10° F