Tree Information

Common Name: royal paulownia

Scientific Name: Paulownia tomentosa

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 762

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 213 in.

Height: 57 ft.

Crown: 64 ft.

Points: 286

Date Last Measured: 2015

Last Measured by: Greg Zell

Date First Measured: 2006


2021 update: This tree is no longer a national champion because its species is no longer eligible

Declared national champion in 2019. A very large and old tree planted at the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Appears in good health and growth form. No obvious threats or danger to the tree.

Top: Google Street View 2013. Bottom: G. Zell 2015.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Arlington

State Map

Land Owner: Arlington National Cemetery

GPS Coordinates: 38.87574, -77.07451

Owner Email:

Directions: Arlington National Cemetery grounds. Enter from Memorial Bridge entrance. Vehicle access is restricted without permission.

Owner Address: Bldg. 123 Office #218

Arlington, VA 22211-5003

Contact Information

Contact Name: Stephen Van Hoven

Contact Email:

Contact Address: Bldg. 123 Office #218

Arlington, VA 22211-5003


Original Nominator(s): Greg Zell

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