Empress Tree TEM-7801
for shade, fodder, compost, and wood.
Can survive wildfire because the plant can regenerate new, fast-growing stems from the roots. It is tolerant of pollution and it is not fussy about soil type. Its nitrogen-rich leaves provide good fodder and its roots prevent soil erosion. Big fragrant lavender flowers in spring. So fast-growing that in China and Korea, one of these is planted when a girl is born, and at her marriage it is cut to make furniture for her home. Considered invasive in Wisconsin and the Atlantic states.