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Ailanthus altissima
  • Ailanthus altissima

Ailanthus altissima


(Tree of heaven) Ailanthus altissima is a large and vigorous deciduous tree native to North-eastern and Central China as well as Taiwan.

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A deciduous tree native to North-eastern and Central China as well as Taiwan, the roots, leaves and bark are all used in Chinese medicine and are said to cure various ailments from mental illness to balding. The pinnate (feather like) leaves are bright green and very large, up to 70 - 90 cm long on established plants.

This grows to be a superb ornamental tree for larger gardens or woodland areas or an unusual shrub for smaller gardens, providing that it is cut back hard each spring to limit the growth.

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Ailanthus are very tough and usually, easily grown trees able to tolerate a wide range of conditions, such as: dry conditions, wet conditions, poor soil nutrition and atmospheric pollution.
  • Flowering Period: July - August.
  • Flower Colour: Yellowish-green
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Large, branching tree.
    • Height: 25 m (82 ft)
    • Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
  • Pruning: Prune back to 30 - 50 cm above the ground each spring if coppicing this plant.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Large
Growing Conditions
Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Not Fussy, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Flowers in Summer

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