General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 10 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 10 to 15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: 1 1/2 inch long, 2 to 3 lobed inflated, papery light green bladder like capsules containing yellowish-brown seeds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Other: White with red-tipped sepals
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Pollinators: Flies
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Common names
  • European Bladdernut
  • Bladdernut
  • Pimpernuss
  • Bladder Nut

Photo Gallery
Location: Vienna, Austria?
Date: 2009-04-24
photo by Brigitte Rieser via Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photo
Location: Howick Hall gardens, Northumberland, England UK 
Date: 2019-07-30
Staphylea pinnata
Location: Botanical Garden of the Technical University Delft
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Date: 2016-12-19
Location: Botanical Garden of the Technical University Delft
Location: Howick Hall gardens, Northumberland, England UK 
Date: 2023-05-19
Staphylea pinnata
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Date: 2016-12-19
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Date: 2016-12-19
Photo by Makanudo
Location: Botanical Garden of the Technical University Delft

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