Pavlovnia (Latin Paulównia, the Pavlovian family) or Adam’s tree is a perennial tall (up to 15-20 m in height) and a fast-growing deciduous plant with very large leaves (from 20 cm to 50 cm) and beautiful fragrant inflorescences (up to 30-50 cm length) of soft purple (sometimes white) colors.
Distributed in North America, Europe and Asia as a valuable garden and park culture for regions with a warm and humid climate. And recently, with the search for alternative energy sources, it has gained great popularity as a raw material in bioenergetics. The growth rate of the tree outruns all existing woody plants in the world, and already at the age of 8 to 9, its wood reaches full maturity. The leaves of paulownia are also unique in their chemical composition. They contain up to 20% proteins (proteins), taste characteristics remind of greens of alfalfa, clover, and therefore are a valuable food in livestock. Can be used for salads. In addition, they are able to absorb 10 times more carbon dioxide than the leaves of ordinary trees.
The motherland of the tree is China, where the plant is known as the Dragon tree and is widely used not only in folk medicine, but also in pharmaceuticals.