American bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) is a deciduous, large shrub or small tree that generally reaches 6 to 12 feet tall. It can spread by suckers to form broad, multi-stemmed patches. Nodding clusters of white bells bloom in mid to late spring, then the trifoliate, green leaves emerge. Its most distinctive feature, though, is its inflated seedpods, which turn from green to dark brown and hang on through the fall, becoming more visible after the fall-yellow leaves drop. American bladdernut is native to much of eastern North America. These seeds are from plants I grew from seeds of wild American bladdernut growing in Milford Township, Bucks County, PA. Partial to full shade; prefers moist soil but is adaptable. Zones 3 to 8.
2023-collected seeds are sold out. I hope to collect again in fall 2024. At least 8 seeds. PA ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.
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