Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Bottlebrush buckeye
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Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
8 to 12 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
12 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
large, suckering, broad spreading shrub; 8-12’ tall; 12-15’ wide; slow grower then moderate with age; showy, erect, white flower clusters in early July that resemble a large bottlebrush; may produce a few, small, but poisonous fruit; bright yellow fall color; full sun to partial shade; prefers a rich soil high in organic matter but is adaptable; pH adaptable; plant in spring only; prefers moist, well-drained soil; resistant to many of the leaf diseases that plague other Aesculus spp.; do not shear; native to the southeastern U.S.; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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