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Hop tree


Ptelea trifoliata

Hop tree

Native to the North American woodlands, hop tree is overdue to make its way into landscapes. This easy-to-grow large shrub or small tree thrives in partial shade and has large leaves consisting of several individual leaflets, which turn yellow in autumn. Its flowers give way to showy seeds that stay on the tree through fall and into winter. Hop tree is adaptable, growing easily in a variety of soils -- from slow-draining clay to fast-draining sandy loam. If your site has challenging soil conditions, try hop tree. A favorite of butterflies, the nectar of hop tree's blossom attracts swallowtails. The plant earned its common name because the fruits were once used as a substitute for hops to make beer.

Light:
Part Sun,Shade
Zones:
4-9
Plant Type:
Tree,Shrub
Plant Height:
To 25 feet tall
Plant Width:
To 20 feet wide
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
Spring
Landscape Uses:
Beds & Borders,Privacy
Special Features:
Flowers,Fall Color,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Tolerates Wet Soil,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Propagation
Seed