We started to familiarize with Paulownia Tomentosa, (or princess tree) with an experimental plantation, by planting various species.

By getting to know its physiological capabilities, we have developed our own successful growing technology. The growth rate of our trees corresponds to the outcomes of the keeping conditions. Our propagation has very good results, growing Paulownia species for energy plantations, firewood, construction and furniture wood, ornamental wood and lumber, and has a good use in the intermediate agroforestry production.

We have contacted credible professionals and scientists to clarify the attributes of the Paulownia trees, we wanted to know the background instead of copied text or pictures. We are interested in the actual parametres, in what the various species are capable of. What can we expect from which, and what is the ideal use of each species. What are the differences in the results of the sexual and asexual propagation of the Paulownia.

Of course, all Paulownia are grown in the keeping conditions required by the end-use, with irrigation, chemical protection and reinforcement by our broth developed in-house.

Our experiments are ongoing in parallel with the tree planting and we share our knowledge with the experts.

Besides the Paulownia Tomentosa, three other species of princess tree is grown on our experimental plantation that are officially distributed within Hungary. We are monitoring the growing parametres of each and every tree in our plantation.

We started to select and to clear-cut and watched what is growing where and how. We found it very important to document what we have learned. Each tree has its own ID and started with a clean sheet, and by now we know what they are capable of, what are the external parametres and what can be expected from each. Due to the propagation, the number of trees is constantly growing.

Since 2016, only the trees proven excellent with proper parametres are grown and planted out of the 4 species propagating on our plantation.

In 2013, we purchased Paulownia roots, seedlings, saplings from smallest to largest from 8 different sources. We document the trees that have been planted in our plantation in the same keeping conditions in comparison with the others and with photos and invoices.

The different Paulownia seedlings, roots and saplings have been planted. The experimental plantation has been planted, where the trees are grown in similar keeping conditions. Soon, still in 2013, we faced the real circumstances of growing Paulownia trees. The trees of different origins have shown different parametres during their growth. The ones once sold as similar species brought different parametres, leaf shapes, leaf colour and bole. Unclarified situations, pending payments returns guaranteed by the seller – we are still waiting for them.

3 years have passed since the beginning, and we face the chaos that surrounds this tree from day to day.

Some businesses that have developed over this opportunity sell low quality seedlings, saplings and roots and deceive their customers. Sadly, most of their Paulownia can be picked up in various flower shops, because „their plantation is far”, 200-400 kilometres away, according to them.

There are unfortunately a very low number of fair exceptions.

The more we search, the more we see how troubled the water is. Numerous web pages contain copied texts and statements that look scientific, from plantation through keeping conditions to end use, misleading those who want to create quality plantations. Those who copy do not have any clue what the Paulownia needs. They are not professionals, only traders who would adopt anything they read.

Growing Paulownia requires much time and lot of patience, even in this accelerated world.

On our web page, we only publish our own pictures and studies that were done for us. We only share our own planting, reproduction and propagation experience.