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Bottlebrush buckeye

Aesculus parviflora

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

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

PropagationPropagate from suckers or seed.

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

  • Genus : Aesculus
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast, Slow
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Uses : Shade
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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