The World's Fastest Growing Tree "EMPRESS SPLENDOR"

 T he EMPRESS SPLENDOR Tree is the fastest growing hardwood tree in the world
 [Guinness Book of World Records] 🏆   

Reaching Maturity

The Empress is a member of the Paulownia family, a sacred tree of the Orient, long revered for its fastest growth and quality wood. In Japan, it is the emblem of the prime minister.

The Empress Splendor is a non-invasive, hybrid species, that can grow in many parts of the United States and Canada, where its primary use is lumber.

Empress Splendor tree are not genetically modified but are breed by conventional methods used by farmers for thousands of years. They do not respond well to chemical products, preferring instead organic farming methods and the use of natural fertilizers such as chicken manure

Growth Rate

According to World Tree Technologies, the chief “pro” of the Empress Splendor tree is its fast growth rate. The company claims that the tree reaches heights of 10 to 20 feet in its first year and more than 50 feet within a decade. The tree can be harvested every 7 to 10 years, providing lumber that WTT describes as “ultra long-grain.” Wendy Burton, CEO, and founder of WTT report that the wood, which resists rot and moisture, regenerates from the stump up to seven times after the first harvest.

From planting to harvest in 10 years

  • We plant in altitudes of less than 2,200 feet with summer temperatures of 70°F (21°C) and above for at least 5-6 months a year. In locations closer to the equator we plant at higher altitudes.

  • The trees typically grow 10-20 feet in the first year and can reach maturity in 10 years. The trees are naturally resistant to fire and insects making them extremely hardy.

Regenerates 7 times

One of the amazing properties of the tree is that it regrows from the stump very quickly after harvesting and will regrow itself up to 7 times after being cut down. This makes it a sustainable source of lumber for generations to come.

Benefits And Growing Requirements


Fastest-growing hardwood tree in the world
 Valuable lumber within 10 years
 The deep tri-tap root system
 Sequester 11 times more carbon than any other tree
 Hardwood worth $3-14/board root
 Up to 30,000 board feet per acre
 Expert support every step of the way
 Regenerates without replanting
 Suitable for intercropping

Growing Requirements:

 The warm wet growing season
 Well-drained soil that is free of flooding sandy clay loam
 Fertilizing may be necessary, depending on soil conditions
 Pruning is necessary for years 2, 3, and 4


Contact Form