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.