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Hop Tree

Plant Leaf

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Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Ptelea trifoliate

Flower Description:

Flowers are small, greenish-white in clusters with 4-5 narrow petals in early spring. Fruit is distinctive, a wafer like samara with broad wings, just under an inch long and 3/4 ” wide. Fruit ripens by October.

Season BloomSpring
HabitatAromatic shrub or small tree with a rounded crown. Provides food and shelter for birds and mammals and nectar for butterflies. Larval host for the Eastern Tiger and Giant Swallowtails. Deer resistant. Harmful to livestock.
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are dark green in summer turning yellow in fall. Leaves are alternate and compound with three leaflets which are ovate or oblong, 3-5 " long by 2-3" wide. Pointy at the base, they are feather veined with a prominent mid-rib.
Soil Type All Types
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