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  • Current height: 2 feet
  • Mature height: 10 to 15 feet with a spread of 10 to 20 feet
  • Light: Mostly shade
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Landscape uses:  Shade gardens, naturalized areas.

Fun fact: The fruit of this deciduous shrub forms as a distinctive, three-chambered bladder.

Photo by Dan Mullen 

Bladdernut, shrub or small tree

3 Gallons
  • Pollinator value: Very high. Attracts honey bees, native bees, bumblebees, and more. This large, suckering deciduous shrub or small tree thrives in shady areas and produces cream-colored clusters of bell-shaped flowers.

    Papery seed capsules create winter interest and look great in dried-flower arrangements.