Aesculus parviflora

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

 Bottlebrush buckeye has lustrous, large, dark green, palmately compound leaves typical of the chestnut family. Unlike the exotic horsechestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum, it appears immune to the many pests and diseases that discolour and ruin the leaves of other plants of this genus.   In fall the leaves turn a clear yellow before dropping to reveal the elegant curving branch structure that will grace the winter garden.


 It is a dense, mounded, suckering, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub which typically grows 6-12' tall. Features palmate green leaves (5-7 leaflets) and erect, showy, cylindrical panicles (to 12" long) of tubular white flowers with conspicuous red anthers and pinkish filaments


Height:

10-15 ft

Spread:

6-12 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Aesculus parviflora Characteristics

Attributes

  • Fragrant
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Native to Northeast
  • Container
  • Interesting Bark
  • Mass Plant
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Dried Flower
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Edging

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Flower Color

  • Creamy White

Habit

  • Irregular
  • Spreading