Patrick J. Alexander, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Hop Tree (Ptelea trifoliata)
Ptelea trifoliata is a small tree, or often a shrub of a few spreading stems, growing to around 6-8 m (20-26 ft) tall with a broad crown. The round wafer-like papery samara fruit ripens in October, and is held on the tree until high winds shake them loose in the early winter.
Shade Tolerance: Full sun to Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 6'-15' tall
Bloom Time: June