Staphylea Colchica Ivory Flowered Bladdernut
Ivory Flowered Bladdernut
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Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20 Litres Plant ID: 8518 2 Click to view photo of this size
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Staphylea Colchica or Ivory Flowered Bladdernut
Staphylea Colchica is an upright, deciduous shrub that is best loved for its profusion of spring blossoms. The flowers are small, white and bell-shaped but borne in large hanging clusters that are up to 12 centimetres long. Add that to the fact that these blossoms are also perfumed and it is clear why Ivory Flowered Bladdernut will become a jewel in your garden when in flower. The scent is said to be a combination of vanilla and orange blossom, a most welcome fragrance in any garden.
In the autumn, the foliage and fruit that follows the flower will offer interest. The glossy pinnate leaves start out a beautiful medium green, maturing to russet come autumn and the clusters of blossoms turn to large, greenish-white, inflated fruit.
Height and Spread of Staphylea Colchica
Ivory Flowered Bladdernut can be grown as a large shrub or a small tree. Vigorous and fast-growing, this deciduous cultivar will grow to be up to 4 metres in height and width.
How Hardy is Staphylea Colchica
Native to Asia, Ivory Flowered Bladdernut is fully hardy in the United Kingdom, even in severe winters. Generally pest and disease free, it will surprise you with its resilience and toughness.
How To Use Staphylea Colchica
Ivory Flowered Bladdernut is a striking, eye-catching shrub that offers multiple seasons of interest, and as such it can be used as a focal point in the garden. Grow it near a patio or window to fully enjoy the intoxicating perfume of its spring flowers. Alternatively, you can grow Staphylea Colchica in a mixed shrub border, paired with evergreen shrubs and other perennials.
How To Care For Staphylea Colchica
This shrub is undemanding and easy to grow. Ivory Flowered Bladdernut will grow in any moist, well-drained soil- including chalk and clay. Pick a spot in full sun or semi-shade as this pretty flowering shrub will thrive in either location.
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