Ptelea trifoliata ‘Aurea’ Ptelea

Ptelea

Golden Hoptree

Description: A large, spreading deciduous shrub with trifoliate leaves which are bright yellow when young, later greenish-yellow. Small yellowish-green flowers with a honeysuckle-like fragrance adorn the branches in early summer, followed by clusters of winged fruits. In the past, this bitter fruit was used as a substitute for hops in brewing beer.

Ptelea Growing Tips: Grow in fertile well-drained soil. Can handle sun to full shade.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2m x 2m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: June
  • S Size: Small
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Scented flowers
  • Needs well-draining site

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