Tree Of Heaven

Tree profile

name botanical: 
Ailanthus altissima
family: 
Quassia family (Simaroubaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
up to 25 m (82 ft)
leaf: 

The leaves of Tree of heaven are odd- or even-pinnately compound with 9 to 41 leaflets. The leaflets are 5 - 18 cm (2.0 – 7.1 in) long. The leaf margin of the leaflets is smooth.

leaf shape: 
imparipinnate
leaf margin: 
smooth
leaf position: 
alternate
fall foliage: 
yellow
flowering: 
June - July
flower color: 
greenish
flowers description: 

The greenish flowers are arranged as panicles. The fragrance of the flowers is unpleasant.

fruit: 

The samara are orange red.

branches: 

The branches are brown to greenish yellow.

bark: 
The bark is gray-green, flat and later barky.
root: 
Shallow-rooting plant
location: 
Sun to slight shade
soil: 
sandy to loamy
ph value: 
acid to slightly alkaline
usage: 

single tree, parks, urban green, pioneer plant

Basisdaten

tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) leaf
tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) leaf
  • tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) leaf
  • tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) leaf underside
  • tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) budding
  • tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) crown foliage
  • tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) flowers
  • tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) fruit
  • tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) fruit in summer
  • tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) terminal bud
  • tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) trunk
description: 

The Tree of heaven comes from Asia but is quite often represented in Europe. The seeds and bark are poisonous and can cause allergic reactions in sensitive people.