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Goes Well With
We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Tree Of Heaven
The Tree of Heaven’s botanical name is Ailanthus altissima. This tree grows well in hardy zones 4-8. At maturity the tree if fifty feet fall and also has a canopy width of fifty feet. The tree can grow in wet to dry soil. It needs both full exposure to sunlight and sometimes of shade to develop correctly. The Tree of Heaven will grow around three feet per season. The leaves on this tree and green and they do flower. The flowers range from greenish yellow to red. The tree has been known to take over the space of other vegetation in the area. This tree needs plenty of room to grow due to its large size.
The tree of heaven is part of the quassia family.
This tree can grow as tall as 80 feet. The tree of heaven is one tree that loses many seeds, and it can quickly take over an area where it is planted. It will kill other plants around it so make sure it is planted alone or has a space to grow without destroying surrounding plants. Many people plant them along sidewalks and alleys because it helps keep weeds and other unwanted plants to produce. They also offer excellent shade in these areas. The leaves are very distinct on the tree of heaven, and when they are crushed, you can smell the scent of peanut butter in the air.
The tree of heaven used to be an ornamental plant, but since it proliferates, it no longer is planted in just any old garden.
From April thru June, you can see yellowish to green colored flowers on the tree. Then from mid-July thru February there is wing-shaped fruit that animals around the tree can live off of.
Shape: Crown Shape
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Moist/Fertile Soil
Botanical Name: Ailanthus altissima
Tree of Heaven