Caucasian bladdernut

Staphylea Colchica

Staphylea Colchica, a shrub who does not miss of originality.

Staphylea Colchica or Caucasian...
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Staphylea Colchica, a shrub who does not miss of originality.

Staphylea Colchica or Caucasian bladdernut is a beautiful upright shrub from the Caucasus. Its deciduous leaves, finely toothed, of pure green color, turn to ocher in autumn. In spring, the Caucasian bladdernut fascinates with its abundant white flowers, arranged in drooping panicles, delicately scented. A real treat for bees ! In buds, they can be tasted and have a taste similar to capers. From April, they emit a sweet fragrance that embellishes the entire garden. But what surprises most is its curious fruits, very decorative, which appear in autumn. They have a form of bulging capsules, three compartments that are reminiscent of Japanese lanterns. Inside these capsules, we discover edible brown seeds, the size of a pea. Grilled, they are eaten like pistachios.

Very robust and frost-resistant, the Caucasian bladdernut can handle temperatures from -15 to -18 ° C. It is very easy to grow and requires little care, only a maintenance pruning. He likes the sun or half-shade in a neutral, well-drained soil. Staphylea Colchica grows fairly quickly. In adulthood, it can measure 3 meters in height and reach 3 meters wingspan.

Planted alone or in a shrubbery, Staphylea Colchica will be the most beautiful effect in your garden.


  • Common name Caucasian bladdernut - Colchis bladdernut
  • Family Staphyleaceae
  • Genre Staphylea
  • Number of species 11
  • Origin Caucasus
  • Category shrub
  • Height 3M
  • Spread 3M
  • Foliage deciduous
  • Hardiness -18°C
  • Blossom May - June
  • Color of flowers white
  • Fruit decorative
  • Position Sun, partial shade
  • Use isolated - shrubbery
  • Soil rich and well-drained
  • Habit Spreading
  • Earth to use universal potting soil
  • Enemies nothing to report
  • Possible diseases Nothing to report
  • Copyright image Boland F.
  • Date of last repotting 02/19


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