Bumalda Bladdernut Staphylea bumalda

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Botanical Name:

Staphylea bumalda







Common Name:

Bumalda Bladdernut

Seeds Per Pound:
0.09 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
5-7 feet
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In Stock: 0.09 lb
  • Staphylea bumalda

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 21 seeds)
5 gram (~ 217 seeds)
10 gram (~ 434 seeds)
1 oz (~ 1231 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 180 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: acid treatment can be used in substitution for warm stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Delicate white flowers in May or June, showy inflated yellowish fruits to 1", opposite compound leaves with three 2" leaflets, easy to grow in sun or part shade, native to Japan, Korea, and China, where it grows in woods and along streams.
* Staphlea bumalda, commonly known as Bumald bladdernut, is a deciduous suckering shrub that typically grows to 4-6' tall and as wide. It is native to open forests, thickets and disturbed areas in Japan. Trifoliate leaves are in a pinnate arrangement, with each leaf featuring three elliptic to lance shaped leaflets (each to 2" long) with serrate edges that taper to a point. Slightly-fragrant, bell-shaped, dull white flowers (each to 1/3") bloom in spring (May-June) in loose erect panicles (to 2-3" wide). Flowers give way to somewhat compressed two lobed fruits (seed capsules to 1" long). The fruit for most shrubs in the genus Staphlea is an inflated baggy seed capsule (usually more inflated than the flattened capsules on S. bumalda). Seed capsules are often described as being "bladder-like" in appearance, hence the common name of bladdernut. Genus name comes from the Greek word staphyle (cluster) in reference to the flower configuration. more...
* Tolerant of a wide range of soils so long as they are not too dry, it prefers a rich loamy soil in full sun or semi-shade. The Japanese form of this species is rather tender in Britain, but in general plants are hardy to about -25°c. The plants flower best in years that follow hot summers. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus. more...