Staphylea colchica/Blatternut

Staphylea colchica / Staphylea colchica
A panicle of hanging flowers in late spring
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A panicle of hanging flowers in late spring

Compound leaves

Hanging flowers

Flowers and developing fruit

Flowers and a single, bloon-like fruit (brown)

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Scientific Name: Staphylea colchica
Common Name: Blatternut
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a large deciduous shrub to small tree that blooms in late spring with nodding, white, fragrant flowers and compound leaves made up of three to five leaflets. Tends to be somewhat sprawling in its habit of growth. It produces inflated, baloon-like fruit after flowering. Can be single trunked to multiple-trunked. Spreads by suckers.