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The foxglove tree, so called after the shape of its eye-catching flowers, is a large rounded tree, with an open arrangement of stiff, thick branches. Left to its own devices, it will grow very large and produce a great display of flowers. The buds must be sheltered from hard frosts to ensure the violet blooms appear in spring. Coppicing a tree annually sacrifices the flowers but produces 3m (10ft) stems with enormous leaves up to 60cm (2ft) across. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Flower colour: Lavender
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: September to May
Flowering period: May to May
I'd like to know how long it takes for a specimen to flower? I have had mine for 4 years, and got it as a 1-2 year old plant. I haven't coppiced it.
My foxglove tree took over 10years to flower and I haven't cut it back at all. Going to some time this year or early next
I have an unpruned Paulownia - produced flower buds for the first time last Autumn at 8 years old from seed - got frosted off and now has flower buds again - fingers crossed