Bottlebrush Buckeye

Aesculus parviflora

One of the showiest flowering shrubs for the dappled shade garden. Dense, mounding form with large leaves creates a wonderful presence as a foundation shrub or massed under trees. Flowers give way to glossy, inedible nuts (buckeyes). Foliage turns yellow in the fall. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationes-KU-lus par-VEE-flor-uh
Average Size at Maturity8-12 ft. tall, 12-15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis easy to grow woodland native is an excellent lawn or shrub bed specimen, and stunning when planted in groups, such as massed in a large border. A stunning foundation shrub in an all-white garden, or use to provide a soothing effect as a backdrop in a shrub or perennials border. Plant under large trees to naturalize and create a woodland garden effect.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Water regularly to develop a deep extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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