Common Name: American bladdernut
Scientific Name: Staphylea trifolia
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 15 in.
Height: 22 ft.
Crown: 17 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Hilda & Charlie Wilson, Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2015
Comments: Declared national champion in 2019. The tree appears very healthy and sound. It grows in a riparian buffer and should be in a safe location. Currently the all-time largest specimen of this species documented in Virginia.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Page
Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service
GPS Coordinates: 38.77015, -78.42254
Directions: South Fork of Shenandoah River. From Luray, take Page Valley Road to the north to the #11 boat ramp. This is approximately one mile past outfitters on route. Tree is to the right of put-in between the river and parking lot.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Hilda & Charlie Wilson, Gary Williamson