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Cultural Details for Aesculus parviflora

Common Name:
Bottlebrush Buckeye

Growth Rate:
Slower on old wood, shoots from base 2-4' in a single season.

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Brush-like white 4 petaled 0.50" diameter in June-July

Fruit Details:
Pear shaped tan brown capsules 1-3" in length.

Fall Color:
Variable in its effect, Yellow-green.

Bark Details:
Stem is stout, gray-brown with raised light lenticels.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None Serious.

Native Habitat:
South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama to Florida. Zones 4-8.

Other Features:
Handsome shrub attractive broad rounded habit, dark green foliage. Generally a trouble-free species.

Culture and Care:
Transplant container and balled/burlapped in Spring in full sun, partial shade. Moist, acid, organic, well-drained soil.

This plant was blooming:
6/9/2010 - 7/9/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 26, Bed 85

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.