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Staphylea pinnata

European Bladdernut

Bladdernut

Comments

An interesting shrub with narrow leaves and lovely nodding white flowers in spring, producing unique bladder-like fruit in the fall, coveted for dried floral arrangements; self-seeds freely under the right circumstances and may need to be controlled

Description

An interesting shrub with narrow leaves and lovely nodding white flowers in spring, producing unique bladder-like fruit in the fall, coveted for dried floral arrangements; self-seeds freely under the right circumstances and may need to be controlled

Landscape Attributes

European Bladdernut is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

European Bladdernut is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

European Bladdernut will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6a

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Spread:

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Soil Type:

15 feet

15 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

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