Ptelea trifoliata
  • Ptelea trifoliata
  • Ptelea trifoliata
  • Ptelea trifoliata

Ptelea trifoliata


(Hop Tree) A very elegant hardy tree, Ptelea trifoliata has clusters of small yet heavily scented, yellow-green flowers in early summer once established.

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A distinctive tree native to Southern Canada and the Eastern United States, Ptelea trifoliata has dark green, trifoliate leaves and clusters of small, yellow-green flowers in early summer. These flowers have a lovely honeysuckle-like fragrance and are followed by masses of curious elm-like fruit after a good warm summer.

Ptelea trifoliata is an unusual and eye-catching garden tree once established!

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering Period: June - July.
  • Flower Colour: Yellowish-green
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Eventually a small branching tree with a rounded crown.
    • Height: 6 m (20 ft)
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft)

  • Notes: Ptelea trifoliata comes into leaf in late spring and is an ideal choice of tree for an area subject to severe late frosts.
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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Scented, Rare and Unusual, Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies)

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