American bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
American bladdernut
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American bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
10 to 15 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
large, suckering, wide-spreading shrub; 10-15’ tall and wide; moderate to fast grower; forms colonies; coarse texture; pale yellow fall color; small, greenish-white, bell-shaped flowers in pendulous clusters in early spring; pale green turning brown, inflated, poisonous capsules in late summer to fall; fruit resembles Chinese lanterns; full sun to shade; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil; tolerant to wet soil; intolerant to drought and road salt; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 4a

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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