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Ptelea trifoliata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
TEE-lee-ah try-foh-lee-AY-tuh
Description

Very adaptable plant; slow to medium grower; bushy rounded habit; low branches; tends to sucker; yellow green fall foliage; native; very adaptable plant

Form: Bushy, rounded habit with low branches

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate

Cultivars:
  • 'Aurea'
  • 'Glauca'
Tags:
#deciduous
Cultivars:
  • 'Aurea'
  • 'Glauca'
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ptelea
    Species:
    trifoliata
    Family:
    Rutaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    Small, greenish white fragrant flowers; compressed, winged, brown structure that persists
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2.5 to 5 in. alternate trifoliate leaf; yellow green fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No