STAPHYLEA colchica

Commonly known as Bladdernut

  • 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

STAPHYLEA colchica

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Small £14.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £50.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre
  • 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
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3.5m (11ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3.5m (11ft)
 

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