Ailanthus altissima, size Medium, on our nursery
Ailanthus altissima, size Medium, on our nursery
The unusual flower produced by Ailanthus altissima
Mature Ailanthus altissima
Medium Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus, Chouchun from this batch

Ailanthus altissima

Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus, Chouchun

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

Ailanthus altissima, also known as the Tree of Heaven, is a tree which is native to Northern China and is renowned for its propensity to reach for the sky!

The foliage of this tree is similar to that of our native Ash, producing one leaf which comprises of a number of smaller leaflets, with the whole leaf ranging in size from 30-90cm!  The flowers are small, yellow and appear in panicles at the ends of the branches from around May time.

Ailanthus altissima was introduced in 1751 and certainly lives up to its common name, the tree of heaven, with its vast height and ability to withstand inhospitable urban or rural environments.  This sturdy, fast growing tree will thrive in all soils and is ideal for planting where space allows as it is sure to develop into a very large, broadly columnar tree.

Mature height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.