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Bottlebrush Buckeye

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye

Botanical Name: Aesculus parviflora

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Plant family: Hippocastanaceae

Location: Orchard Trail, Tulip Tree Trail

Growing zone: 4-8

Height: 4-8 ft.

Spread: 6-15 ft.

Bloom time: June, July, August, September

Bloom description: White blooms that are amassed on 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.

Leaf type: 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.

Garden uses: 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.

Wildlife benefits: Used as a source of nectar for pollinators.