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STAPHYLEA colchica

Commonly known as Bladdernut


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Small £14.50 each 

Large £50.00 each 

  • Deciduous - glossy, mid-green leaves each with 3-5 ovate-oblong leaflets 4-9cm (1½-3½in) long.
  • White - creamy white
  • Height - 3.5m (11ft)
  • Spread - 3.5m (11ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright shrub. Produces bell-shaped flowers to 2cm (¾in) long in panicles to 12cm (5in) long followed by greenish-white fruit to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - Caucasus
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf form - Pinnate - see photos above
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 2 - Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - fragrance reminiscent of orange blossom
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
3.5m (11ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3.5m (11ft)

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