Ptelea trifoliata, the common hoptree, stinking ash or wafer ash, is a species of flowering plant in the Rutaceae family, native to North and Central America. Hop tree, is a dense, rounded. The trunk is slender and crooked, bearing interwoven, ascending branches.
Bark, crushed foliage, and twigs have a slightly lemonlike, unpleasant musky odor. Trifoliate, deciduous leaves with leaflets on a petiole up to 2 inches long. Terminal clusters (cymes) of tiny white flowers appear in late spring.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common hoptree, stinking ash or wafer ash
Maximum Reachable Height
15 to 20 feet
Easy to grow
Planting and care
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.
Part shade to full shade
Dry to medium
70 degrees F
Apply any organic fertilizer.
Hoptree special feature
No serious insect or disease problems.
The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Hoptree ?
Hoptree is commonly known as Common hoptree, stinking ash or wafer ash
How tall do Hoptree grow?
On average Hoptree grows 15 to 20 feet
What color are Hoptree ?
A Hoptree plant bears flowers of color Greenish white
When Hoptree blooms?
With enough light, Hoptree may produce Greenish white flowers in June
How hard is Hoptree to grow?
A Hoptree is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Hoptree need?
A Hoptree prefers Part shade to full shade
How much water does a Hoptree need?
A Hoptree prefers watering Dry to medium
What kind of soil does a Hoptree need?
A Hoptree prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Hoptree like?
A Hoptree prefers 70 degrees F
How often should I fertilize my Hoptree ?
To encourage Hoptree growth, Apply any organic fertilizer.
Sunday, 08 December 2019
Plant was received in very good condition. Cost little more but a good buy