Ptelea trifoliata

Wafer-ash, Common Hoptree

Rutaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Yellow
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Fall color, Showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Understory tree, use as a background plant or screen.
Propagation:Cuttings and seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Circum-neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

  • Larval host for the giant swallowtail.
  • Carrion flies pollinate the flowers.

Native Habitats:Floodplains, rich woodlands, upland mixed forest.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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