Botanical Name: Staphylea trifolia*
Common Name: American Bladdernut
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Height: 10-15' Spread: 6-12' Habit/Form: Upright, suckering Growth Rate: Medium/Fast Zone: 4-8
Cultural Requirements: Best in shade; moist to well-drained soil; often loose open habit in woodland situations; forms large colonies; native in Midwest.
Ornamental Characteristics: Open loose shrub; compound, three-parted, green leaves leaf turn yellow in fall; white, bell-shaped cluster of flowers; interesting inflated, bladder-like fruits persist into winter.
Use in the Landscape: naturalized areas, shade gardens or woodland understory plant.
* Native to the Midwest
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