Hop Tree - Ptelea trifoliata | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Hop Tree

Scientific name: Ptelea trifoliata

Example mature size: 5 m tall, 4 m wide; 16.5 ft tall, 13.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun

Water: Medium-dry, Dry

Soil: Silt, Sand

Blooms: Yellow in May

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Threatened

Natural habitats: Riverbanks-beaches, Forest-shaded

Wildlife benefits: Host plant 🐛, Bees/wasps 🐝, Butterflies/skippers 🦋

Points of interest: - Host larval to the rare Giant Swallowtail - Threatened due to natural habitat loss, urban development all the shoreline. A significant devastation to this species is the Twig Boring beetle - Grows along the shorelines and dunes of Lake Erie