American Bladdernut
Staphylea trifolia

Family: Staphyleaceae
Genus: Staphylea (staf-FY-lee-a) (Info)
Species: trifolia (try-FOH-lee-a) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Morrilton, Arkansas

Deerfield, Illinois

Edinburg, Illinois

Lisle, Illinois

Benton, Kentucky

Cross Timbers, Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri

Frenchtown, New Jersey

Canastota, New York

Syracuse, New York

Berwyn, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 10, 2010, garyon from Syracuse, NY wrote:

This was growing at the back of our lot when we moved in over 35 years ago. It transplants easily, and makes an attractive shrub: open and irregular when grown at the edge of a woods; compact and regular when grown in the open. Flowers, seedpods, interesting bark and leaves provide year-round interest. Spreads by underground stems and forms thickets. I have never had an insect or disease problem with it.