American Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia)
American bladdernut is a large, suckering, deciduous shrub or small tree, 8-15 ft. tall. Landscape attributes include: drooping clusters of cream, bell-shaped flowers; attractive, dark-green, trifoliate leaves; greenish bark textured with white cracks; and interesting fruit. The fruit, which changes from green to yellow to brown, is a three-chambered bladder.
Shade Tolerance: Full to Part Shade
Height: 8'-18' tall
Bloom Time: Apr-May