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Paulownia fortunei Fast Blue Minfast


Foxglove Tree

Clusters of amazing looking blue flowers in spring

This pyrimid-shaped shrub or tree produces fragrant white-lilac foxglove-like flowers in spring, followed by large, heart-shaped leaves, often with a hairy underneath.


A low maintenance tree that prefers a sheltered position in full sun.


For best results grow in any fertile well-drained soil.

Paulownia Fast Blue is a fast growing tree and the timber is used to make furniture.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering May - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 500 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 470 cm - 600 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 90 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From February to September