Ptelea trifoliate

Hop Tree

The Hop Tree has leaves with three leaflets. It is a small tree that grows in part-shade. In spring, its clusters of creamy flowers are beautifully fragrant. And yes, the fruits have been used as a substitute for hops in beer!

Height x Width (feet): 25 x 25

Sun Requirements: Prefers part shade to full shade

Water Requirements: Normal to dry soils

Urban Friendliness: Good but requires shaded areas

Heritage Value: Listed a a species at risk by the MNR due to habitat loss