It's growing in AL

sarowellJuly 19, 2014

Yes, I have posted this to the Name That Plant forum but thought readers may find it interesting none the less.
Anyone know what this plant is?
Some specimens are at least 10ft tall, all with a single trunk, no branching. Didn't see any evidence of flowers/seed. Growing in full sun. Reminds me of sumac but the growth habit seems wrong.
SOLVED: Ailanthus altissima, Tree of Heaven, invasive from China.

This post was edited by sarowell on Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 19:46

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

As invasive and difficult to eradicate as it is, I'm sure it has packed its bags and headed for my yard.....sigh.

Years ago I planted Robinia pseudoacasia 'Lacy Lady' - one of the most beautiful trees in my yard. Little did I know that it was GRAFTED to the species, which acts very much like the "tree from Heaven (or more aptly, the "depths of Hell)".

Now I'm having to dig up runners all over the place. Problem is - when the roots/runners incur damage, it encourages even more growth. It's a no-win situation that I battle constantly, but I can't bring myself to destroy my 'Lacy Lady' - she is one magnificent specimen.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 10:44PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Moving from Ohio to Alabama
We will be moving sometime this year to northern Alabama,...
Goodbye GardenWed Gardners...
Just logged in to say goodbye... This will be my first...
New to Dothan AL
Hi We have just recently moved to the south from Illinois...
South AL/N FL swap?
The one up north sounds so awesome but is too far for...
Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL
Did you know - GW now part of Houzz?
I guess word has gotten around by now, but I haven't...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™