Looks Like Kudzu on a Stick

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Date Photo Taken: 31 May 2011
Location: Dacula, GA
Posted By: hollandjw

Notes:

This plant is a “volunteer”. Came up next to the house. About 8 feet tall with a woody tree-like trunk. Leaves are about 10 inches long by about 8 inches wide.

COMMENTS

  1. Monica Haynes Unregistered says:

    I believe this is another case of the Paulownia tomentosa. Also called the Purple Empress Tree. They are committed volunteers, and unless you want quite a bit more of them, I recommend removal. They are quite invasive, which is sad, because they are fast growing and have a unique look to them that appeals to certain landscapes. However, with their invasive potential, they will become a headache in the future.

    There was a smaller one identified in a recent post a couple of weeks back where there are links to several websites detailing these trees.

    June 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 am
  2. sally padelford Unregistered says:

    maybe Royal Empress tree? Pawlonia tomentosa?

    June 3rd, 2011 at 1:18 pm
  3. Nancy Cooper Unregistered says:

    PLEASE HELP. KUDZU HAS TAKEN OVER MY BACK YARD. HOW DO I GET RID OF IT. SPRAYS DON’T SEEM TO WORK. SHOULD I HIRE A BULLDOZER. I THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR I AM TRYING TO SELL MY HOUSE AND THIS IS DEFINATELY PUTTING A CRIMP IN SHOWINGS.

    August 29th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

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