Fast Growing Royal Empress Trees
There are many types of fast growing trees. One of the most popular is the royal empress trees. Royal empress trees add interest to the landscape throughout the growing season with their flowers, foliage and seed capsules. These trees are fast-growing, deciduous trees that can reach a height of 50 feet with an equal spread, especially when grown in an open landscape without competing trees. Its lavender flowers are 2 inches long, tubular and slightly funnel shaped, and appear in early spring in 1-foot-long clusters that hang down from branches. The flowers have a vanilla scent and appear before the foliage, making them especially prominent. Royal empress trees have huge, heart-shaped leaves and remain attractive trees even after their blooming ends. They also produce oval, woody seed capsules that open in fall and release winged seeds.
The best time to plant royal empress trees depends to some extent on your location. If your area has warm winters without freezing temperatures, you can plant a young tree any time during its dormant period, from late fall through winter and into early spring. In areas that experience hard freezes during winter, it’s best to plant a new tree in early spring; for example in late March or early April, when the soil can be worked but before the tree buds swell and turn green.