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Aesculus parviflora

bottlebrush buckeye

This little-known but oft-admired understory shrub is notable for its showy, eponymous summer flower. This suckering shrub eventually develops a dense, mounding habit, and yields glossy, inedible, pear-shaped nuts amid the bright yellow fall foliage.

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Height: 8-12 ft
Spread: 8-15 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Fall/Winter Fruit
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant


North American Distribution


bottlebrush buckeye - Aesculus parviflora from Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust
bottlebrush buckeye - Aesculus parviflora from Native Plant Trust
Cropped Photo from Original by Lance E. Sloan (CC-BY-SA 4.0)