Aesculus parviflora
Bottlebrush Buckeye

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
White (4-petalled white flowers in large 8-12" bottle-brush-like clusters (panicles) appearing in midsummer; last of Aesculus to flower)
 Foliage:
Green (Palmately compound medium green leaves in summer); Yellow (Under the right conditions, can develop a nice yellow fall color)
 Fruit:
Brown (Smooth-surfaced fruits are poisonous, but rarely occur)
 Ultimate Height:
8-12 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
8-15 feet
 Soil:
Adaptable to pH, but prefers slight soil acidity
 Range:
Southeastern United States
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Palmately compound leaf has 5-7 leaflets, each 3-8" long, medium to dark green, grayish and pubescent below. Deep red, pubescent petioles are 3-5" long. Stout stems with large leaf scar half encircling the bud. Raised light brown lenticels on stems.

Additional Information

Can be kept at a smaller size for a time with careful pruning, but it will in time occupy much space. Tolerates some shade, and can even be attractive under large shade trees. Suckers quite freely.

When Aesculus parviflora has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University

Flowering

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Fruiting

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8 Aesculus parviflora found

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= Heritage plant = Memorial plant
Number Accession ID Location
12012_01044*AWOOD
22009_01458*ALYNN
32012_01044*BWOOD
42009_01456*ALYNN
52009_03868*AREC
62009_01457*ALYNN
72009_13515*AHORTPARK
82009_03869*A2009

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