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Paulownia: plant and its cultivation


There Paulownia is a tree that varies from 3 to 15 meters in height and is known for its colorful tube-shaped flowers.

The name Paulownia derives from the daughter of the Russian Tsar Paul I, Anna Pavlovna, the tree spread throughout the Italian territory around the middle of the 19th century.

Paulownia: tree

The Paulownia tree is native to China and Japan and can reach a maximum height of 15/20 meters.

This tree prefers the sun but is able to grow even if planted in a shaded position, Paulownia has managed to spread easily in Italy thanks to its ability to withstand the summer heat and winter cold.

The Paulownia tree has large heart-shaped dark green leaves, in spring it sheds beautiful colorful flowers.

The Paulownia tree is able to absorb the polluting elements of the soil, performing a reclamation function.

Paulownia wood

Paulownia wood is very precious and is used for the construction of furniture, boats, musical instruments and everything that requires a light, quality and beautiful wood.

Paulownia wood is among the lightest in the world with its only 310 kg of average per cubic meter, this does not mean that you have to think that it is delicate, in fact Paulownia wood is also very stable!

Equipped with a light gray honey color that gives luster, Paulownia wood is also very safe to use for building homes due to its high flash point (420 °) compared to ordinary forest woods (270 °).

Paulownia wood is very easy to work with due to its low density, it must also be said, however, that this means dealing with very delicate wood that is easily prone to scratches, which is why I recommend applying an additional treatment.

Paulownia: flower

In addition to producing excellent quality timber, Paulownia is famous for its beautiful flowers.

The Paulownia flower resembles the shape of a tube and reaches a size of about 4/6 cm, after which the leaves sprout.

After flowering, it is advisable to prune the plant to allow it to develop better.

Paulownia: leaves

As previously mentioned, Paulownia leaves are large and dark green in color, they are not used for any natural remedy.

The only curiosity about the Paulownia leaves is that they were pinned to the chest of the generals of the Japanese imperial army who were awarded the title of Gensui.

However, an important feature of Paulownia leaves must be emphasized: the slight presence of fluff is able to retain the dust present in the air, consequently increasing the quality of the surrounding air.

Paulownia: cultivation

To best cultivate the Paulownia tree it is necessary that each hectare has an irrigation support of at least 1000 cubic meters per year.

The tree must be planted at 20 weeks of age and must be placed in the period between March and August.

To allow the Paulownia trunk to grow straight, we recommend pruning in the first winter following the planting of the plant.

Paulownia honey

Paulownia honey is very rare and is currently not present in our supermarkets since there are no producers in Europe (only in Romania they are approaching this production).

Paulownia honey really brings many benefits, first of all it is an excellent natural sweetener rich in fructose and enzymes that are easily digested by our body.

If you suffer from diabetes, the advice is to consult your doctor before taking Paulownia honey.

In addition to being an excellent alternative to the sweetener, Paulownia honey is very rich in vitamins and minerals, excellent for example for those recovering from the flu.

It is also suitable for athletes thanks to its content of essential amino acids for our body.

Paulownia honey is an excellent antiseptic and antibacterial useful in combating symptoms such as sore throats, according to traditional Chinese medicine it also has an excellent detoxifying effect on the liver and is useful in combating stomach acid.

Finally, Paulownia honey is an excellent remedy for hypoglycemia.

Paulownia: price

The price of Paulownia varies depending on the size of the plant, if you want to skip the whole pre-cultivation process and go directly to the grounding phase I recommend buying the plant directly on Amazon by following this link.

If you want to buy the Paulownia seeds you can find them at a great price (250 seeds at 3.99 Euro!) always on Amazon following this link.


Video: Properties of Paulownia Tree (May 2021).