Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Princess Tree

The Paulownia is also known as ‘The Princess Tree’ because it was once customary to plant one when a baby girl was born, and then to make it into a dresser as a wedding present when she married. It is named for Anna Paulowna, queen consort of The Netherlands who was born in 1795 and died in 1865. She was the daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia.

More here

No comments: