Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up American bladdernut
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 - 15 feet
Plant Spread: 10 - 20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: 1 to 2 inch long, 3 celled bladder-like, ovate, papery green seed capsules, maturing to yellow and then brown; persists into winter. Each capsule contains several, large hard, dark brown seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy white.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects


Discussion Threads about this plant
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Planning to start a new Pollinator garden this year? by frostweed Feb 10, 2019 1:03 PM 16
leaves of 3, but not poison ivy by Muddy1 Jul 30, 2017 3:54 PM 9
Yardening in the Mid-Atlantic by Eric4home Mar 20, 2019 3:32 PM 2,745

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