Tree of Heaven- Ailanthus

Full Sun and Shade,
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 4-8
Shade, Fast growing, Landscaping,

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Tree of Heaven- Ailanthus Description

Tree of Heaven is famous for ornamental purposes.

You can find trees of Heaven in many yards and gardens. It has grown in North America since the 17th century. It was introduced here to be used as an ornamental plant. This tree has heart-shaped leaves about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide, with small teeth along the edges. They are dark green on top, lighter green underneath, and smooth on top.

The tree proliferates and can reach up to 50 feet (15 meters) high. It has a straight trunk and branches that start at the top and go down the whole length of the chest. The bark is dark grey and smooth. The leaves are alternate, simple, rounded, and approximately 3 inches long, with smooth edges and a pointy tip. They have tiny hairs and fall off during winter without ever-changing color.

The plant is not a tree but a shrub that grows up to 25 feet tall. It has various other names such as Ailanthus Silk Tree, Wild Simsim, Chinese Sumach, Indian Laurel, and False Acacia. It has been introduced across many parts, including Pakistan, South America, and the United States. Its pinnately compound leaves are 10 inches long with 5-9 leaflets, measuring around 1 inch long. The flowers are small, yellowish-green, and have a strong odor similar to garlic or onion. The trees produce small edible fruits that are green when unripe but turn brown upon ripening. The bark is grey initially but turns greyish-white with age. 

Tree of Heaven fruit drops to the ground in autumn as they ripen.

They are followed by winged fruit that resembles tiny airplanes or helicopters. The tree of heaven is considered an invasive species because it reproduces readily from roots and seeds but can be controlled by cutting down the seedlings before they mature into trees. Tree of heaven Flowers are yellowish green, filling the tree with beauty and life Purchase this tree because its leaves have been used as an herbal remedy for kidney problems and inflammation, but no scientific data supports this use. The leaves are ovate and are about 5 cm long. They are a glossy green color and have serrated edges. The flowers are small and white but grow in large clusters that look like pom-poms. 

The flowers appear in April or May, shortly before the leaves, when the weather starts warming up. The tree seeds are in capsules that split open into two halves when they mature and are ready to release seeds. This tree reaches maturity quickly and grows very little in its second year. They are fast-growing trees that do not require a lot of space. The tree can grow in poor soil, so farmers often use it to help improve the land on which they have previously grown unsuccessful crops. The tree grows near rivers, streams, and urban areas, thriving in poor soil conditions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Height at maturity: 50 feet

Hardiness: zones 4 to 8

Sunlight: partial, entire sun Ship as: Barfoot 

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Reviews (1)

  • 5

    Posted by Linda King on Oct 01, 2022

    Quite satisfied with the broad range of plants available and the assistance that was provided! There is no doubt in my mind that I will be a returning customer.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships November through April

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