Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)


The tree of heaven gets its name from its height. Originally from N. China, it can grow up to 27m (c. 90ft) if you let it, but we love it for its three foot long leaves and tolerance to coppicing.

Our young specimen tree was rescued from an overgrown area in a local garden centre.

We have become a heavenly sanctuary for many plants ‘at risk’ – plants that are overgrowing or overcrowding their conditions or those that owners were simply going to destroy because they didn’t fancy them any more and wanted a change. The RSPCA still fight against this attitude in some pet owners to this very day.

Plants are ‘alive’, don’t just kill them, gift them. (OK .. so we are lucky to have the space for a 350ft giant like Sequoia hey! Hmmmmmmmm!)

Waves from the HoBBian Hills ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant