Wafer-ash, hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Wafer-ash, hoptree
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Wafer-ash, hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
All
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
rounded form; low branches; small tree to large, suckering shrub; 15-20’ tall; 10-15’ wide; pale greenish-white, fragrant flowers in late spring; flattened, rounded, papery fruit in clusters in late summer to fall that turn from green to brown; full sun to shade; adaptable to most soils but requires slightly acidic pH; develops chlorosis (yellow) at high pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil; drought tolerant; susceptible to spider mites and lacebugs; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 4a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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