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Ailanthus altissima/Tree of Heaven

Ailanthus altissima / Ailanthus altissima
An unusual clump of trees that branch close to the ground
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An unusual clump of trees that branch close to the ground

Cluster of summer flowers

Tree branches

Close-up of foliage

Flowers borne in terminal shoots

Typical tree form in an urban setting

Seed and foliage

Tree in bloom

Closer view of tree in bloom

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Scientific Name: Ailanthus altissima
Common Name: Tree of Heaven
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: A rapid growing, trashy tree that will thrive practically anywhere. Said by many to be the "Tree That Grows in Brooklyn." Grows very fast and self seeds.