PRINCESS TREE (Paulownia tomentosa), aka Empress tree originated in China. Considered an invasive species in the USA. Difficult to eradicate and displaces native species. (Always loved its large & fragrant lavender flower til I found out )... Please don't plant INVASIVE SPECIES - one of the most important steps toward control. Use NATIVE PLANTS instead such as serviceberry, redbud, flowering dogwood, sourwood and sweet bay magnolia.