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Tree of Heaven Fact Sheet

Family:  Simaroubaceae - Quassia family
Latin name:  Ailanthus altissima
Common name:  Tree of Heaven
Ailanthus altissima - winter habit Ailanthus altissima - summer habit Winterbranches - tree of heaven Tree of Heaven - leaves pinnately compound - looking at leaves from below Ailanthus altissima - end of branch showing leaf scar and bundle scars Tree of Heaven - spent flowers Previous location of Ailanthus altissima
Ailanthus altissima - multiple trees close together in Naperville Tree of Heaven, clusters of flowers Ailanthus altissima - young tree, leaf and bundle scars closeup Tree of Heaven - end of stem Tree of Heaven - leaves pinnately compound - basal lobes with glands Tree of Heaven - leaves pinnately compound - basal lobes with glands - close up picture Tree of Heaven - tree covered with large clusters of fruit Tree of Heaven - closeup of large clusters of fruit Tree of Heaven, clusters of flowers. Single seeded dried fruit of Ailanthus altissima
Tree of Heaven - leaves pinnately compound - this one is 32 inches long

INVASIVE PLANT
Ailanthus altissima is listed as an exotic invasive species to the Midwest by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network and should not be planted in the Midwest.

Native to China, non-native in U.S.

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