SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Utility friendly tree.
Has Unpleasant Bark, Flower, Leaf and Pollen fragrance.
Native to United States.
Additional Common Names
WAFER ASH, HOPTREE
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 5 - 15 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Trifoliate, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Unpleasant Flower Fragrance. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Persistent, Brown Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Gray or Red Brown, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 3 and 10.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ptelea trifoliata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 20, 2018.
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