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Ptelea trifoliata

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A distinctive tree native to S. Canada and the E. North America, 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.

An unusual eye-catching garden tree once established!

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall, young plants only)

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Ptelea trifoliata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ptelea trifoliata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ptelea trifoliata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

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.

Plant Finder: about Ptelea trifoliata

Common names

Hop tree, Stinking ash, Water ash


Ptelea trifoliata (Hop tree). This species of tree will grow to about 8m, It will produce rich brown bark, The leaves are oval and dark green with leaflets about 10cm long.


Grow in a shady site in free-draining soil remember to keep well watered.

Interest and use

Ornamental fruit

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

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