Last year I bought this tree and it did OK but nothing to brag about and then when the cold and freezing temps of winter hit. All it looked like was a dead twig. I thought, GREAT. I lost another tree. It was still dead looking in May when I left for my trip. I had plans of digging it up and tossing it sometime after I gor back home.
Lo and behold when I got back it had started to grow. I was very pleased. From mid May to now it has tripled in size. It has huge leaves and if you didn't know what it was or what it was going to look like when it bloomed you would probably be wondering what the heck is this big thing with mammoth leaves in the middle of my garden. I am sure there have been a few neighbors and passerbyers that wonder that
Here is the latest pic of it. It stands about 7-8 tall right now so it grows fast once it is established.
Here is the close up view of the leaves. They measure about 2 ft across
The trunk of it is green and doesn't look like a tree trunk. It is however starting to look more like a regular tree trunk at the very bottom
This is the pic of what it looked like all winter and even up until mid May. It is the pic in front on the left and brownish in color. The current trunk is in back of it and is green. There is a 4- stake I staked it with earlier in June. The dark green in the middle and that brownish looking thing on the right is what I staked it with last yr.
Now it is supposed to reach 30-50 ft tall and do so within 5 yrs. It will blossom in the Spring according to the specs so I will be curiously be awaiting that for next Spring and see what it does this winter. So what is this BIG green tree with HUGE leaves.
It is called a Royal Express Tree and is native to China. It is called:
Nature's air purifier!
The Royal Empress tree can also filter toxins from the air at an amazing rate. In fact, this tree can capture more Carbon from the environment and convert it into pure, clean oxygen than almost any other tree in existence.
The Royal Empress tree will announce the arrival of spring with a spectacular display of bell shaped flowers that burst into bloom on cascading clusters of 8-12” blossoms. Their colorful display of lavender-kissed, pink and white will infuse the air with the fragrant scent of jasmine.
Hope you enjoyed the lesson on this amazing tree