Staphylea pinnata - fruit in mid summer
  • Staphylea pinnata
  • Staphylea pinnata - flowers in early May
  • Staphylea pinnata - fruit in mid summer

Staphylea pinnata

£22.50

(European Bladdernut) Staphylea pinnata is an upright deciduous shrub with pale green, pinnate (feather-like) leaves and drooping, long panicles of white flowers in late spring or early summer.

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An upright deciduous shrub native to Europe, Staphylea pinnata has pale green, pinnate (feather-like) leaves and drooping, long panicles of white flowers in late spring or early summer. These attractive flowers are followed by inflated, bladder-like fruit later in the year.

Staphylea pinnata is an curious shrub and makes an interesting addition to a garden. 


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist, Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering Period: April-May.
  • Flower Colour: White.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate..
  • Habit: Staphylea pinnata grows to be a large, branching shrub in time.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 2 - 3 m (6 - 10 ft)

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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Fruit - Ornamental, Rare and Unusual

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