Bottlebrush buckeye

Aesculus parviflora

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)
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Genus:  Aesculus

Large palmate-leaved shrub with showy white 12-inch-tall blooms in summer, followed by smooth-skinned fruit. Leaves emerge bronze and turn yellow in autumn.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Adaptable to a wide range of sites. Slowly suckers to create colonies, but is not invasive.

Care: 

Grow in full sun to part shade and moist, but well-drained soil.

Propagation: 

Propagate from suckers or seed.

Problems: 

Prone to canker, leaf blotch, scale, and Japanese beetles. Anthracnose, rust, and powdery mildew can occur.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower,
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
White
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

Aesculus parviflora