Staphylea pinnata is also known as European Bladdernut, Common Bladdernut, or Anthony Nut. It is part of the Staphyleaceae family of plants. Staphylea pinnata is native to Central Europe. Staphyle is from Greek meaning cluster, it could refer to the flowers.
Staphylea pinnata is a deciduous shrub. The foliage is pinnate and medium green. Staphylea pinnata flowers are fragrant, white panicles bell-shaped. The flowering season is late spring or in May and June. It has bisexual flowers that are pollinated by insects. After flowering, it produces papery capsules with seeds. Staphylea pinnata seeds are edible.
Grow Staphylea pinnata in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in most types of soils as long as it is moist and well-drained. Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings. Staphylea pinnata is generally pest-free and disease-free.