Aesculus parviflora

Bottlebrush Buckeye

$ 14.95

Item #: 1005
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Though rarely found in the wild, Bottlebrush Buckeye is a large suckering shrub native to moist woodlands of the southeastern coastal plain. In cultivation, given average to moist soil and full sun to part shade, Bottlebrush Buckeye forms a handsome dense suckering shrub colony 10 feet by 10 feet. Typical buckeye leaves are topped in early to mid summer with masses of creamy white flower spikes, each one10 inches long and 4 inches wide. The flower display is outstanding and fall color is often a good yellow. Give this shrub plenty of room as a specimen planting or locate it at a moist wood's edge. When grown in more shade, its aspect will be more open and wispy, and flowering will be quite subtle, but still the effect is beautiful.

 

Characteristics

Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Shrub

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Half and half, Mostly shady

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist

Size

full quart

Height

36in or taller

Flower Color

White/whitish

Bloom Time

Mid summer, Early summer

Typical Height

10ft

Spread

10ft

Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8