Aesculus parviflora

(Bottlebrush Buckeye)


$189.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Aesculus parviflora. commonly called bottlebrush buckeye, is noted for being one of the best summer-flowering shrubs for shade areas. 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. Mid-summer bloom can be spectacular. Flowers give way to glossy inedible, pear-shaped nuts (buckeyes) encased in husks.  Foliage turns yellow in autumn.

Description

Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers rich, moist loams. Intolerant of dry soils, particularly in the early years before its root system becomes well established. Pruning is usually unnecessary. Though native to rich woodland areas in Alabama, Georgia and northern Florida, it is winter hardy throughout USDA Zone 5.

Additional information

Common Name

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Botanical Name

Aesculus parviflora

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part to full shade

Height

8 to 12'

Width

8 to 15'

Soil Condition

Well-drained to wet

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

early summer

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

purplish red/burgundy to green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Yellow

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