PTELEA trifoliata

Commonly known as Hop tree, Swamp dogwood, Wingseed

Fragrant small yellowish flowers in summer followed by persistent hop-like fruits
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    3-palmate, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long with ovate to elliptic leaflets.
  • Yellow
    Yellowish
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright shrub with aromatic bark. Produces winged, pale-green fruit to 2.5cm (1in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade.

PTELEA trifoliata

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Ultimate size in 20-50 years. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Medicinal properties
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    North America - Ontario to Connecticut, Michigan, Iowa, Florida, Texas and northern Mexico.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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Ptelea - Growing Guide
8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

Buy Varieties of PTELEA trifoliata

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PTELEA trifoliata 'Aurea'

PTELEA trifoliata 'Aurea'

Hop tree, Swamp dogwood, Wingseed

soft yellow foliage and corymbs of yellowish flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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