Hoptree - Plant
Common name: Ptelea trifoliata
Bloom time: June
Height: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The plants are unisexual with pale green flowers in clusters that attract many kinds of pollinating insects. The flowers of the male plants are somewhat larger than those of the female plants. Both secrete nectar, and the males also provide pollen for some pollinators.
Sunlight: Part shade to full shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temprature: 70 F
Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer
- It is an attractive, tall shrub or small understory tree, for both moist conditions and dry rocky sites.
- If grown in full sun and cut back, wafer ash will be quite bushy.
- Sweet nectar of this plant attracts many species of butterflies.
- All parts are aromatic.
- Prefers moist soil such as a watered garden or seep area.
No serious insect or disease problems.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
The fruits have been used in beer as a substitute for hops, hence the name hop-tree. (Kershaw)
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