Similar to Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud.
These native trees make excellent substitutes for princess tree in the landscape.
Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia, is a small ornamental tree with palmately compound leaves (five leaflets) and showy upright clusters of bright red flowers in April. Produces buckeye fuit. Attractive to hummingbirds and mammals.
Sweetbay Magnolia, Magnolia virginiana, is an ornamental tree with fragrant showy flowers in May & June. Leaves are a lustrous dark green with whitish undersides.
Cigar Tree, Catalpa speciosa, is a large native tree with clusters of showy white & purple tubular flowers in May and long cigar-shaped seed pods.