Paulownia tomentosa - aka foxglove tree (tree that is cut back to the base each spring - see Hillfield Park garden). Coppicing is at expense of flowers.
The Paulownia Tree Company - Fast Growing Shade Trees Picture Gallery. Our tree is beautiful.
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