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Hoptree - Plant

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Aromatic shrub or small tree with a rounded crown.

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Common hoptree, stinking ash or wafer ash
Maximum Reachable Height 15 to 20 feet
Flower Colour Greenish white
Bloom Time June
Difficulty Level 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.

    Hoptree care

    Sunlight Part shade to full shade
    Watering Dry to medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 70 degrees F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Hoptree special feature

    No serious insect or disease problems.

    Hoptree uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • 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.

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