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Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea'



12th September 2010


This is more a record of absence than a useful note. I have been fascinated by Ptelea from a distance for many years - strange foliage, curious fruits. A generally odd small tree.
Quite by chance I was offered a tiny sapling and I thought it might be fun to try it under the shade of an old Field Maple where it could grow tall enough to survive once I felled the protective Acer. It's a fascinating plan and like so many fascinating plans it was felled by a passing rabbit in the night. Who would have believed that a shrub sometimes called the Golden Stinking Ash would be so tasty to the dear little bunnies.
Well, it is no more. A plan worth trying again one day.