Princess Tree Heart

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Nanny Tree with heart

Planted for a beloved granddaughter, this expressive tree has a very large heart on its skirt. It’s official name is the “Princess Tree” –  Paulownia Tomentosa, part of the Bignonia Family, from China.

The tree is now part of Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA – a location that was originally the Pierre S DuPont estate.

Specially Planted

The story goes that this particular charming alcove was a favorite playing area for a granddaughter and the tree was planted especially for her.

What a charming lady this tree is, with a long turn-of-the 20th century skirt and up high a tree eye surrounded by protective tree hands. Perhaps she was a governess the child was fond of, who was especially protective of the child…

 

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