Wafer Ash is a gorgeous tree throughout the year, but is admired the most during the late spring, early summer because of the beautiful, delicate cluster of yellow-green flowers that are in bloom.
Wafer Ash (Ptelea trifoliata)
Why are trees quieter than dogs?
- Dogs have a louder bark!
Did you know?
- The Wafer Ash is not actually an Ash, but it is instead a member of the citrus family—not in the family “Fraxinus” like White and Green Ash
- Another common name for this tree is the “Hop Tree”, because the fruit was used as a substitute for hops in brewing beer
- The root was ground up and used to make medicine by early settlers to help with fevers
- Early settlers would eat parts of the tree to help with joint and muscle pain
- Wafer Ash
- Hop Tree
- Stinking Ash
- The flowers are a nectar source for bees and butterflies
- Provides food and shelter for numerous birds and mammals
- 15-20' tall, with a crown width of 15-20'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Compound
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single