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Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

About Tree of Heaven

Tree of Heaven is a Tree. Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Tree of Heaven
Scientific Plant Name Ailanthus altissima
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Quassia
Scientific Family Name Simaroubaceae

Origin

Native Status U.S. Introduction Alien Species: Introduced to Kansas and the United States.

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Tree Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
Life Span Woody Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Maximum Height 60.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 30.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Green, Yellow colors of the flowers
Flowering Season May - June typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Vegetative methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun Shade Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

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