Staphylea holocarpa 'Rosea'


Plant Type:


Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ – This is the pink flowering form of the white S. holocarpa. Flowers erupt on this Bladdernut in 2” to 4” panicles in late spring. The interesting pear-shaped seed capsules are 1.5” to 2” long and also infused with pink. Site in sun planted in fertile soil bearing in mind that Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ can be a very large growing shrub or even a small tree. Though we are uncertain of the origins of this pink flowering form of Bladdernut the species is found in Central China and Japan. Cutting grown.

On 4.22.2022 Phillip C. wrote: "Staphylea holocarpa 'Rosea' also appears to be a winner; I have no idea why taxa like that are so unknown!"


20-30 Ft


Medium Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Staphylea holocarpa 'Rosea'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads


  • Full Sun


  • Specimen
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown