Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye
Botanical Name: Aesculus parviflora
Bloom Time: May, June, July
White blooms that are amassed onto the tops of the stalks. The overall flower has the aspect of a bottlebrush, hence its common name. On a closer look, the individual flowers are almost orchid-like.
Planted near the Tulip Tree Shelter and on the Orchard Trail near the upper parking deck.
Give this shrub some room, as it can take up some space! It’s a nice choice for the background of a landscape or as a specimen shrub. It likes rich woods with part sun or full sun and moist soils.
Used as a source of nectar for pollinators.
Five leaflets make up this palmate leaf. Bronze new growth matures to medium green in the spring. Fall color fades from green to pale yellow.