Tree of Heaven

Botanical name: Ailanthus altissima
Family: SimaroubaceaeTree of Heaven Leaves and Seed Pods

A.K.A. Ailanthus, Chinese sumac, and stinking shumac.

  • Deciduous
  • On invasive species list
  • Height of over 70′
  • Very fast growing
  • Leaves are pinnately compound
  • Has a strong, unpleasant  odor
  • Is most common in urban and disturbed areas
  • Not recommended for planting
  • Hardiness zones 4 – 8.

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