This is a suckering, deciduous shrub grown for it’s white, bottlebrush-like flowers in early summer. The flowers are considerably longer than those of the species at up to 30 inches, and emerge a couple of weeks later. The shrub grows to 10 feet tall and 15 feet wide and prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Its layers of broad leaves turn gold in fall.Suitable for a medium to large garden.
CarePartial shade is preferred, but full sun is tolerated with adequate moisture. Prune out deadwood and crossing branches in late winter/early spring when the shrub is still dormant.
Propagation Propagate by suckers or seed.
Problems Occasionally prone to canker, Japanese beetles, rust, powdery mildew, scale insects.
- Genus : Aesculus
- Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Plant Type : North American Natives
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : White