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Aesculus parviflora/Bottlebrush Buckeye

Aesculus parviflora / Aesculus parviflora
Beginning of autumn color
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Beginning of autumn color

Autumn color

Floral spikes in early stage of development

Summer flowers

Close-up of flowers

Close-up of single flower spike

Buckeye nuts in mid-summer

Mature plant

Close-up of foliage and developing floral spikes (late spring to early summer)

Summer flowers

Mature plant in flower

Broad mounding flowering shrub

Striking flowers and foliage

Old, mature planting in flower

Performs well as a shrub on the edge of a shrub border

Summer flowers

Has a good presence in a distant planting

Individual bottlebrush-like flower and compound leaves

Old, established planting visible at considerable distance

Full autumn color

Autumn color of foliage

Early stages of floral spike development

Large plant in bloom

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Scientific Name: Aesculus parviflora
Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Autumn Color
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This handsome shrub with an attractive broad-rounded habit, has interesting dark and green leaves. It produces lots of showy, white flowers in late spring and early summer. Grows well as an understory species and is a delight in naturalistic settings. A mature plant can have a mounding spread of nearly twenty feet.