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Staphylea Colchica shrubs


Staphylea Colchica shrubsStaphylea Colchica is also known as Mexican Bladder Nut and is a beautiful free-flowering shrub that will grow in any garden soil, and produces bunches of fragrant, delicate white flowers in June.

Staphylea Colchica forces well, and may be made to flower at Easter by potting it in rich, light soil, placing it in a cold frame till the middle of January, keeping the roots moist, then bringing it into the warm house. It may be propagated by suckers from the roots, by layers, or by cuttings taken in autumn.