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.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Eventual 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

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