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botanical name:
Ptelea trifoliata
Ptelea trifoliata © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Hop tree
family:  Rutaceae
characteristics: tree, scented/aromatic
height: 8.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: light green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Small deciduous tree or large shrub. Leaves are palmate with three sections, up to 12cm long. Corymbs of greenish-white star shaped flowers in summer followed by pale green, flattened and winged seeds. All parts of the tree are pleasantly aromatic, the flowers especially so.

Fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade.

From seed sown in autumn or spring or greenwood cuttings in early summer.

Suitable as a lawn specimen or growing in a shrub border. Valuable for its perfumed flowers.

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