Ptelea trifoliata d.w. (Common Hoptree, Hop Tree, Wafer Ash), is a tiny shrub or tree that thrives in both urban and wooded settings. The tree is prized for its tiny size, ability to attract pollinators, lustrous foliage, and seeds that resemble a hybrid between hops and elm seeds. The leaves of hop trees are similar to those of ash trees. The tree's buds are buried in the leaf petiole's base (stem that attaches the leaf to the branch). Wafer ash twigs are reddish-brown and extremely smooth, while the bark is dark grey and generally smooth. Greenish-white blooms with a diameter of around 12” occur in bunches.
Botanical Name : Ptelea trifoliata d.w.
Common Name : Common Hoptree, Hop Tree, Wafer Ash
Height : 5- 20 ft
Spread : 15 ft
Germination Info : Germination info: Seed requires 120 days cold moist stratification ..... Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Hardiness zone : 4-8
Other info : D.W. (Dewinged)
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 500