Paulownia tomentosa – Foxglove Tree
Covered in large trusses of fragrant, lilac flowers in early spring.
There are a number of P. tomentosa around Tasman. Possibly the most striking in Motueka was on Whakarewa Street, until it was cut down two years ago – an act that will probably remain beyond my understanding for life. In full flower these trees are absolutely stunning.
Click here to go to the Paulownia tomentosa page in Karin’s Garden.