Ailanthus altissima

Ailanthus altissima
Ailanthus altissima 
tree of heaven
SIZE/TYPE tall tree
USUAL HEIGHT 15-20m
USUAL WIDTH
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS cream
BLOOMING TIME July - July
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Tree of heaven is a beautiful name for an extraordinary plant. It comes from China but is completely hardy in our climate.

It is a tall tree suitable for large garden, parks or as a street tree. It is grown for unusually big leaves that can be half a meter long. The are compound of upto 30 individual, elongated leaflets.

Flowers appear in summer. They are creamy white, formed in terminal panicles. They are followed by orange or red-brown fruit, similar to those of ash. It needs a sunny and hot summer to flower and fruit profusely.

It grows very fast and can be left to grow sky-high or kept as a large garden shrub by cutting it back every spring to 50-100 cm. Its large leaves will definitely catch everyone’s attention. Suckering may be a problem when its roots are damaged by digging around. It adapts to any soil type. Fully hardy to -34°C.

Last update 06-02-2008.
SIZES and PRICES
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Ailanthus altissima height of stem 200-270 cm, girth 14-16 cm
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Ailanthus altissima height of stem 200-270 cm, girth 14-16 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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