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Ailanthus altissima
Synonyms: A. glandulosa

Common Name(s): Tree-of-heaven
Family: Simaroubaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 50 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -17° (F)
Soil pH: 5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: All
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Full sun
Adated to wide range of teperatures, soil textures and pH. Endures most extremes except for flooding. Not winter hardy in Illinois, but commonly resprouts from roots in areas where minimum temp. above -34 C.
Environ. - ornamental, Fuel - biomass, Weed - possible seed contam.
Subtropical, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Naturalized elsewhere, Australia
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