Bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora

Bottlebrush buckeye

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Aesculus parviflora
  • Common name: Bottlebrush buckeye
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Commonly known as the bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parviflora is a handsome deciduous shrub native to the woodlands of Georgia, Alabama and other southeastern states of the US. It has a suckering habit and will eventually form a thicket of stems topped by attractive palmate leaves. From mid- to late summer it produces many panicles bearing creamy flowers that are popular with bees and butterflies.

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As a woodland species, Aesculus parviflora looks beautiful growing in a shady setting with other woodlanders like ligularias, ferns and primulas. However, it can also be grown in full sun and makes a brilliant standalone specimen shrub. It makes a good multi-stem shrub, too.

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For best results, grow Aesculus parviflora in full sun, partial shade or full shade in moist, well-drained soil. Requires little pruning except to tidy it up if needed or restrict its spread, which can be done in late winter or early spring.

How to grow Aesculus parviflora

  • Plant size

    4m height

    8m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Aesculus parviflora and wildlife

Aesculus parviflora is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and provides shelter and habitat.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Aesculus parviflora poisonous?

Aesculus parviflora is harmful if ingested and causes an upset stomach.

Toxic to:

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

Plants that go well with Aesculus parviflora