Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea'
  • Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea'
  • Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea'
  • Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea'

Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea'

(Golden-leaved Hop Tree) An eye-catching small tree, Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea' has leaves which emerge a lime green colour in spring before turning golden-yellow in the summer.

This plant is only available in small numbers and is very rarely listed for sale.

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An eye-catching small tree, Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea' has leaves which emerge a lime green colour in spring before turning golden-yellow in the summer. These leaves fade back to pale green in the autumn time before falling.

This brightly coloured foliage makes an effective foil for purple-leaved or dark foliaged plants. Small yellowish-green flowers with a lovely honeysuckle-like fragrance adorn the branches in early summer.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering Period: June - July.
  • Flower Colour: Yellowish green
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea' is eventually a very small branching tree with a rounded crown.
    • Height: up to 5 m (16 ft)
    • Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
  • Notes: Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea' comes into leaf in late spring and is an ideal choice of tree for an area subject to severe late frosts.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
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), Leaf Colour - Gold/Yellow, Scented, Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies), Rare and Unusual

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