Hop Tree (Ptelea trifoliata)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Drought tolerant

Height: 6 m (19 ft)


Hop Tree is a a rare shrub of sand dunes along Lake Erie, which means it is very drought tolerant. It is also a host plant of the Giant Swallowtail. Because it is a rare plant in Ontario it should not be planted in the wild.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email nithriverplants@hotmail.com