name botanical:Staphylea trifolia
family:Bladdernut family (Staphyleaceae)
height:small tree / shrub
The leaves of American bladdernut are green, odd-pinnate with 5 - 7 singles leaves. The leaflets are up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long and up to 5 cm (2 in) broad. The leaf margin is serrated.
fall foliage:greenish to pale yellow
The white flowers hang in white panicles (to 20 cm) and appear after the leaf shoots. The pedicels are reddish.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
The seed capsules (capsule fruit) are first light green and filled with air. In autumn they are brown and dry.
The branches are gray-brown to green and dainty. The buds are small and brown. Among the buds are clearly visible leaf scars.
bark:The bark is first green, at larger trees gray-brown, striped and smooth.
root:Shallow-rooting plant with dense root system. root runners
location:Sun to half-shade
ph value:acid - alkaline
single tree, garden, embankment planting