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Ptelea trifoliata and honeybees

Ptelea trifoliata (Hop tree)

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£95.00
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£95.00
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Relisting in summer for delivery from November 2022
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Ptelea trifoliata (Hop tree)

Ptelea trifoliata, the hop tree, is an attractive small (growing to 6m) US native plant, where its seeds were used as a substitute for hops. It's in the citrus family, and, accordingly, is aromatic. This must account for two of its synonyms, stinking ash and skunk bush - neither thought up by the marketing department. Relatively disease free and easy to grow, will tolerate most conditions - it grows naturally on rocky mountainsides. It's slow into leaf, which is helpful in areas with late frosts. Honeybees love its yellow flowers, which are helpfully out during the "June gap". Its value for solitary and bumblebees is uncertain. Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea' has decorative yellow leaves, and we charge an extra £10 per plant for it.

Size: 100/125cm
Flowers: June-July
Soil type: Most well drained soils
Supplier : R.V.Roger
We supply hop trees bare root, and they are consequently only available from October to April.

Size

  • Ultimate Height

    8m

  • Ultimate Spread

    4m

  • Time to Ultimate Height

    Up to 50 years

Soil

  • Type

    Clay, loam, sand, chalk

  • pH

    Neutral, acid, alkaline

Situation

  • Position

    Sheltered or exposed

  • Sunlight

    Full or partial sun

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