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Staphylea trifolia

Common Name(s):
American bladdernut
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Suckers; smooth striped bark; native

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, compound dark green leaves; 2 to 4 in. long; pale yellow fall color
Flower:
Greenish white, bell shaped flowers in nodding panicles in late spring; 3 lobed 1 to 1.5 in. inflated capsule
Zones:
3-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist well drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright; heavily branched suckering shrub to small tree; sometimes widespread
Width:
10-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
2 to 4 in. opposite, pinnately compound leaves; dark green above; dull yellow fall color

NCCES plant id: 1791

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