Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ailanthus, Tree-of-heaven
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ailanthus altissima
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ailanthus altissima
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ailanthus altissima 104-01-001

Petals densely pubescent near the base. (Staminate flowers have 10 stamens.), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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"A good rule of thumb is never to grow a nonnative plant with fruits that are dispersed by birds, because they invariably will be scattered throughout the landscape, with possibly deleterious effects." — Janet Marinelli, The Wildlife Gardener's Guide