Common Hop Tree (Ptelea trifoliata)
(aka Wafer Ash Tree, Hop Tree)
Butterflies are drawn to the creamy white Hop Tree blooms like ants to a picnic spread. The tree’s uniquely shaped flower fans out like delicate white Japanese fans.
The blooms of this tree fill the air with the scent of orange blossoms, creating an enticing atmosphere for butterflies and insects as well as an enjoyable atmosphere for the relaxed gardener.
You will revel in the shade provided by the deep green leaves of this slender tree on a hot summer day.