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Tree of Heaven
Scientific Name: Ailanthus altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle
Family: Simaroubaceae
Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus  altissima)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 61. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. (USDA, NRCS)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 6b-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central China

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, fast growing to 80 feet tall (24 m); compound leaves, 1-4 feet long (30-120 cm), with 11-25 leaflets

Watering Needs: Low water use

Propagation: Seeds, layering, suckers, cuttings

Highly invasive species, it is also one of the easiest choices for difficult situations.

Blooming Habits:
Seeds are produced on female trees in late summer to early fall, in flat, twisted, papery structures called samaras

Fruiting Habits:

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