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Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Mid Green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer
Yellow in Autumn and Spring

Fruit

Pale Green in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

golden stinking ash

Family

Rutaceae


Ptelea are large, spreading deciduous shrubs with pungently scented, 3-foliate leaves and small yellow-green flowers in summer followed by attractive winged fruits

'Aurea' is a large, spreading deciduous shrub with trifoliate leaves which are bright yellow when young, later greenish-yellow. Small, scented greenish flowers followed by clusters of winged fruits

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full or dappled sun. Suitable for shrub border or as lawn specimen

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Low Maintenance, Wall-side Borders or City/Courtyard Gardens


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free