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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.
  • 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 - Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • 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)
 

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