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Ptelea baldwinii is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 6.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
South-eastern N. America.
Succeeds in any fertile well-drained moisture retentive soil in full sun or light part day shade[
The young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts.
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
Seed. Ground into a powder and mixed with yeast to make a bread[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[
]. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification at 5°c and should be sown as early as possible in the year[
]. Very little of the seed produced in Britain is viable[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in early summer of the following year.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame[