Princess tree, empress tree, or foxglove-tree. “The genus, originally Pavlovnia but now usually spelled Paulownia, was named in honour of Queen Anna Pavlovna of The Netherlands (1795–1865), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia. It is also called ‘princess tree’ for the same reason.” You can find more information and photos where I found my quoted text, at: TERRAIN.
Photos taken 17 November at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. First three taken by Nigel, last two taken by me. All edited by me.
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I went and checked the distant blaze of bright red colour. It was an azalea.
Text by Liz, photos by Nigel and Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)