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Ailanthus altissima

Chinese Sumac, Tree of Heaven, Stink tree

Chinese Sumac (Ailanthus altissima) is a deciduous tree native to China and Taiwan. It grows quickly, reaching up to 50 feet tall in 25 years, but with a lifespan of only about 50 years. The leaves are compound, consisting of alternating, slightly toothed, blade shaped leaflets. The tree smells slightly of nuts, particularly the leaves and flowers. Also known as Tree of Heaven and Stink Tree, this tree is considered invasive in some areas across the US, taking over land by producing as many as 325,000 seeds in a single season.


Zone_4Zone_8 4 to 8

Water_use_3 Average

Exposure_2Exposure_3 Part Sun to Full Sun

Growth Rate Fast

Height 40' 0" (12.192 m)

Width 40' 0" (12.192 m)

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