Staphylea trifolia
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Hardiness Zone: 03-Aug Height: 10-15 feet; 3.0-4.6 metres Spread: 10-20 feet; 3.0-6.0 metres Sun: Part shade to full shade Water: Dry to medium Wildlife: Great pollinator plant as bees and butterflies (ie: Tiger swallowtail) relish this mid-season source of nectar. Bloom Colour: White Tolerates: Drought; heavy shade; clay soil, dry soil, shallow-rocky soil Culture: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Noteworthy Characteristics: Bladdernut is a fast-growing, suckering, large shrub that establishes dense colonies. Compound, three parted, dark green leaves and white, bell-shaped flowers in drooping clusters appear in spring. Flowers give way to inflated, bladder-like, papery seed capsules which mature in late summer and persist into winter. Garden Uses: Native plant gardens, naturalized areas, shade gardens or woodland areas