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Genus of 5 species of deciduous trees occuring in woodland in China and from southeastern Asia to Australia.

Suitable for large gardens the plants are either male or female. Male flowers are unpleasantly scented and the pollen can cause an allergic reaction.

Controversially, the Tree of Heaven, because of its thick strong rootstock and ability to rapidly send up suckers has been recommended for banning by conservationists.

It also has the ability by emitting a chemical to prevent other species from growing nearby.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - grown for striking foliage.
  • Tree - good specimen for large garden.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash. - pollen can cause an allergic reaction.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - China, southeastern Asia to Australia.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of AILANTHUS

AILANTHUS altissima

AILANTHUS altissima  >

Commonly known as: Copal tree, Tree of heaven.
Spreading tree with fern-like foliage
Whip £20.00 each

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