Tree Weed With Puple Flowers

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Date Photo Taken: 04/28/2013
Location: Alpharetta Back Yard Woods
Posted By: lerickso


This tree or out of control woody weed is in Alpharetta. Purple flowers like upside down wisteria. Flowering in April. No leaves in April. Plant is about 30 feet tall.


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Empress tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

    April 28th, 2013 at 7:19 pm
  2. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Might be a variety of Paulownia.

    April 28th, 2013 at 7:32 pm
  3. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    I think it is the evil, paulownia tomentosa.

    Cut, burn, slash, destroy. Terribly invasive.

    Walter puts it nicely.

    April 28th, 2013 at 8:12 pm
  4. lerickso Registered says:

    Yes. You must be right. This large tree version was behind a row of cypress so we didn’t see it last year….the first year in our home. However, we did take a chain saw to about a dozen of its very large leaved relatives which we called jack and the bean stock plants because they seemed to grow 15 feet over night. We never saw them with flowers. This one will soon meet the same end. Thank you.

    April 29th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

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