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Aesculus parviflora


Bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, is topped with dramatic summer spires up to 12 inches high of tubular white flowers.

Bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, is a large suckering shrub topped with dramatic summer spires up to 12 inches high of tubular white flowers with red anthers and pink filaments. The subtropical-looking palmate leaves each have 5-7 leaflets and turn yellow in autumn. Tolerant wet soils and shade, even deep shade, and still flowers. If you have the space, this is a spectacular addition to the summer garden. Usually grows to 10 feet tall and wide, sometimes larger. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. For the 2024 Rare Flowering Tree Pre-Order plants will be in 15cm pots and about 1-2 feet tall.

Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye - [RFT Pre-Order]

Family: Sapindaceae (The Soapberry Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 6-10'

Width: 10' and over

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Wet , Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rich mesic woods and moist ravines, often over limestone or in loamy sands, in the southeastern US.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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