Paulownia tree is also known as the Princess tree, because of the fact that it is regenerating vegetatively.
The best known species of Paulownia are: Tomentosa, Elongata, Shantong, 9501, Cotevisa, Fortunei, Taiwaniana, Giabrata, Kiri, each having different qualities.
This tree is particular by its abundant flowering, starting from May-June. Because of its amazing ability to grow (in only 3 years it reaches maturity, measuring approximately 10-15 m) but also of the wood quality they offer, Paulownia is definitely the tree of the future.
The tree is known also as “aluminum timber”. It is a very suitable wood essence for precast construction, pallets, construction panels, household furniture, and more.
Processed products should don’t have to be polished, they can easily bend and keep shape after treatment.
Paulownia leaves are used for the manufacture of drugs that positively affects the liver, kidneys, gallbladder and lungs and as animal feed.
The flowers are also used in the manufacture of perfumes.
This tree plays an important role in providing timber, wood for furniture, wood fuel and biomass.
Paulownia is grown as a source of bio-fuel. Its leaves have a fast growth and a huge capacity to absorb carbon dioxide.
The trees are drought tolerant once the roots are attached, they go deep into the earth in search of water. Paulownia can last for 80 to 100 years, with a very high growth rate and a short spin cycle.
So, we are talking about a valuable and highly sought wood, especially in western markets, where it comes to be delivered at a price of a few hundred euro/mc.
Paulownia has the great advantage that after cutting, from the remaining root will grow a new tree that will in his turn be harvested after a few years and so on.