Large, spreading deciduous shrub with pungently scented, three foliate leaves and small green flowers in summer followed by attractive winged fruits.
Small, scented greenish flowers followed by clusters of winged fruits.
Genus - Ptelea
Species - Trifoliata
Common name - Hop Tree / Ash
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 9
Height - 15'-20' / 4.6m - 6.1m
Spread - 15'-25' / 4.6m - 7.6m
Plant type - Shrub / Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, laom, well drained
Water requirements - Average, Wet
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees
Germination rate - 77%
Bloom season - Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Green
|Germination||1. Soak in water for 24 hours.|
2. Cold/moist stratify for 90-120 days at +5C in the fridge in airtight bag or container.
3. Sow ~5 mm deep in the soil. Keep warm, in bright room.
Pprick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.