Snapdragon on a stick!

Snapdragon on a stick!

Observation - Snapdragon on a stick! - UK and Ireland. Description: The very beautiful Foxglove Tree,the only large tree that grows in the British Isles with large blue flowers.W.J.Bean(Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles) commentsFew more beautiful flowering trees than this exist Used to be in the Scrophulari

The very beautiful Foxglove Tree,the only large tree that grows in the British Isles with large blue flowers.W.J.Bean(Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles) comments"Few more beautiful flowering trees than this exist"
Used to be in the Scrophulariaceae family, now in its own family the Paulowniaceae.Native to China.Is grown in some parts of the world for timber which is extremely light, and made into furniture and musical instruments. In my garden, young plants have put on at least 2 metres of growth a year.Can also be grown for foliage, which if the plants are pruned hard back every spring is very large, leaves can be 2-3 feet across!Is easily propagated by seed,or root cuttings, and also suckers.