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Staphylea bumalda

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Bumalda trifolia
Phonetic Spelling
staf-FY-lee-a boo-MAHL-dah
Description

Bumald Blatternut is a deciduous shrub that has a multistemmed suckering habit.  It prefers partial or light shade and consistently moist soils.  Plant as a hedge or use it in a shrub border or woodland garden.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.  Twig blight and leaf spot are occasional diseases.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#deciduous shrub#hedges#shrub border#suckers#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#deciduous shrub#hedges#shrub border#suckers#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Staphylea
    Species:
    bumalda
    Family:
    Staphyleaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan, China, Korea
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Dull to creamy white flowers appear from May-June and are fragrant.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge