Growth: Medium-sized shrub, which typically grows up to 3 m tall and just as wide. Introduced to Denmark in the 18th century
Foliage: Three-lobed, serrated and slightly rounded leaves on long stalks, 6-7 cm long
Flowers: 5 cm wide clusters with small white flowers. The seeds sit in decorative reddish, inflated capsules, which rattle at maturity. (Hence the name)
Habitat: Very hardy and vigorous and thrives on both nutrient-rich and -poor soil. Trives best in sun, but can also grow in shade. Withstands wind well
Application: In forest edges, windbreaks, etc.
DK Truust L.123