Tree of Heaven

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Tree of Heaven Description

Tree of Heaven 

The Tree of Heaven botanically know as the Ailanthus altissima, , is also called the ailanthus tree, varnish tree, or chouchun tree.

Tree of Heaven is a deciduous tree, and is a member of the Simaroubaceae family of trees. Native to northeast and central China and Taiwan. Unlike other members of its genus, the Tree of Heaven enjoys temperate rather than tropical climates. In the United States, Tree of Heaven is grown in gardens as a popular landscape used for filling in landscapes and for adding depth to woodland gardens and forest-type gardens. The Tree of Heaven is best grown away from other trees since its suckering ability allows this Tree to reproduce rapidly. Tree of Heaven seedlings can realize a height of 60 to 80 feet tall and live up to 100 years.

Tree of heaven care and maintenance

Tree of Heaven will grow in nearly any soil and sunlight conditions, making it popular with gardeners for planting in areas where other trees will not grow. Consider Tree of Heaven as a backyard privacy fence or as filler for a landscape that requires it.  Tree of Heaven wood is weak, so planting it close to exposed structures is not recommended since strong winds can topple this Tree. When planting your Tree of Heaven seedlings in a stand, you can shore up the trees with stakes while they are established to prevent them from falling and to ensure they grow properly. When choosing to grow a Tree of Heaven, it is best to plant female trees since the flowers on the male Tree bear a strong odor. Tree of Heaven Female flowers produce seeds that turn reddish-brown in the fall and then are dispersed by the wind.


Your Tree of Heaven requires the soil to be moist while establishing. After this, the rain will suffice unless there is extreme drought or heat.  Pollinators enjoy the Tree of Heaven, particularly when this Tree is in full flower. Place it where you and yours can enjoy its unique flowers and watch butterflies and bees all season long.

Tree of Heaven seedlings is now available at TN Nursery for low prices with fast shipping.

Reviews (5)

  • 4
    Tree of heaven

    Posted by Ren Cooper on Jun 21, 2022

    I appreciate this company's service and the way they care for the trees when packed and shipped

  • 5
    Tree of heaven

    Posted by Tyson Davis on Jun 21, 2022

    Trees were packaged and secured when they arrived. "Very Satisfied"

  • 5
    Tree of heaven

    Posted by Andrew Brazil on Jun 21, 2022

    We had the best service. The trees came well packaged and healthy. The trees never missed a beat when they were placed in the ground.

  • 5
    Tree of heaven

    Posted by Andrew Brazil on Jun 21, 2022

    We had the best service. The trees came well packaged and healthy. The trees never missed a beat when they were placed in the ground.

  • 5
    Tree of heaven

    Posted by Jordan Sorn on Jun 07, 2022

    Our family moves every few years due to work and we plant trees and flowers of some kind everywhere we move. We love this company and the beauty of their plants


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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