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botanical name:
Staphylea colchica
Staphylea colchica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bladder-nut
family:  Staphyleaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 3.50m
width: 3.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Strong growing shrub with stout erect branches and pinnate, glossy green leaves with 3 or 5 ovate-oblong leaflets. Panicles of small, bell-shaped, fragrant, white flowers in late spring, followed by the curious, bladder-like, two or three celled, greenish-white fruit.

Any moist, well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Easy to grow. May effectively be trained against a wall.

From seed sown in autumn, by greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer.

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