Ailanthus altissima

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 Ailanthus altissima subsp. var.  Tree of heaven
Habit: tree
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: deciduous, flowers
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USDA Zones: 5 to 10
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Flower features: white
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Ailanthus altissima, Swingle (A. glandulosa, Desf.). Tree Of Heaven. Tree, to 60 ft.: young branchlete minutely pubescent, usually dull yellowish brown: Ivs. 1 1/2-2 ft. long; Ifts. 13-25, stalked, ovate-lanceolate, usually truncate at the base, 3-5 in. long, finely ciliate, with 8-10 pairs of veins, glabrous and glaucescent beneath, near the base with 2-4 coarse teeth, each with a large gland beneath: samaras 1 1/2 in. long. June, July. China. M.D.G. 1901:324 (habit). Var. erythrocarpa, Rehd. (A. erythrocarpa, Carr. A. rubra, Hort.). Lvs. darker green above and more glaucous beneath: fr. bright red, very effective in late summer and autumn. Var. pendulifolia, Rehd. Lvs. very large, drooping. Var. sutchuenensis, 'Rehd. & Wilson (A. sutchuenensis, Dode). Young branchlets reddish brown, glabrous, lustrous: petioles purplish glabrous: Ifts. not ciliate, cuneate at the base, at least in older plants: fr. about 2 in. long. W. China.—In China this species and A. Vilmoriniana are sometimes planted as the host of a silkworm, Attacus cynthia, which produces a coarse silk, inferior to that of the common silkworm. As a shade and street tree, it is now much planted in temperate regions and naturalized in some localities. CH

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