Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bottlebrush Buckeye

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Aesculus parviflora Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Buckeye / Horsechestnut
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 8-12'
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Culture:

    Requires a soil with adequate moisture, otherwise adaptable. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    An exceptional landscape plant with a pleasing form that is accentuated by its attractive foliage. Is striking in bloom with flower stalks up to 12" long appearing in July, a time when few other shrubs are in bloom. Will slowly spread through suckers.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Heading back is done to shape and reduce the size of the plant. Cut prominent shoots back inside the body of the plant to where they meet another branch.

    Heading back may be done from late fall to mid-July.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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