Hop Tree


Ptelea trifolia

Out of Stock for 2023. Please check back in March 2024. 

Tree in 2 x 5 inch coco fibre plug

Light: part shade to full shade
Moisture: dry to medium
Soil: sandy loam, loam, or clay loam
Mature Height: 20 feet

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*Note: Hop Trees are dioecious (male and female flowers on separate trees). You will need a male and female tree to produce fruit. Unfortunately, we cannot determine the sex of the tree until it is flowering (in several years). We recommend purchasing at least two plants to increase your chances of having a male and female if you are interested in fruit production.

A unique and shorter growing tree that is a host to Giant Swallowtail caterpillars. Also an important habitat for birds and the tiny white flowers provide a valuable nectar source for a variety of butterfly species. An understory shade tolerant tree that prefers dry to medium, nutrient poor, sandy, or rocky conditions.

The name ‘Hop’ comes from the historic use of the seed as a hop substitute. ‘Trifoliata’ refers the compound leaves divided into three leaflets.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Image Credit: Will Cook (Carolina Nature) and Oregon State University (mature tree)

Additional information

Weight.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Partial Shade to Shade, Partial Shade, Shade

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Medium

Soil Requirements

Clay Loam, Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam to Sandy Loam

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