#063 Royal Paulowina (Paulownia tomentosa)

This Royal Paulownia was named state champion in 1990 but has since been surpassed . Measurements were not able to be taken due to the weedy nature of the tree. It is located right off of the I-77 exit ramp for Exit 8 along the fence.

Statistics (1989)

  • Circumference (In.): 80"
  • Height (Ft.): 33'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 40'
  • Total Points: 123

More Information

  • Nominated By: Tom Martin, Joe McLaurin
  • Year Added: 1989
  • Owned By: City of Charlotte
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Southside Park
  • Property Type: Private Business
  • Nearest Address: 2700 Toomey Ave
  • Ecological Value: This is officially listed as an invasive species in North Carolina. It has very brittle wood and a messy, weedy growth pattern. Wood is used in a variety of products across Asia.