Staphylea trifolia

American Bladdernut

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Medium to fast.
Mature Height - 10-15'
Mature Width - Taller than wide at maturity.
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect, greenish white, bell-shaped, abundant. April-May
Fruit - A 3-lobed, 1 to 1.5" long, inflated capsule, pale green changing to light brown, effective in September. Usually containing several hard, yellowish brown 3/16" diameter rounded seeds.
Leaf - Opposite, compound pinnate. Bright green when emerging eventually turning dark green in summer.
Fall Color - Pale dull yellow.
Bark - Light, greenish gray with linear white fissures. Smooth.
Other Features - Upright, heavily branched.
Possible Use - Naturalizing; best reserved for parks and other low maintenance areas; nice foliage effect.
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Zone 3-8
Native Habitat - Quebec to Ontario and Minnesota, south to Georgia and Missouri. Cultivated 1640.
Diseases and Insects - None serious.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 220

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Bladdernut.
- Other plants of the family Staphyleaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Staphylea.
- Other plants of the species Staphylea trifolia.