Companion plants include Dicentra, Asarum hartwegii, Acer macrophyllum, Cornus nuttallii, Actaea rubra ssp. arguta, Torreya californica, Heuchera micrantha, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Quercus kelloggii, Corylus cornuta, Streptopus amplexicaulis, Aquilegia formosa and Smilacina racemosa. A north slope plant. McMinn says "because of its attractive green foliage and clusters of white flowers is suitable for ornamental planting. It grows rapidly in almost any kind of soil, but prefers full sunlight." The full sunlight must be in coastal gardens because in the Sierras it grows at @5000' in part shade in semi-moist conditions in an area much like Carpenteria californica's niches but out of the creek on the slope.
Foliage of Staphylea bolanderi is deciduous.
Flower of Staphylea bolanderi has color white.
Communities for Staphylea bolanderi:Mixed-evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.