Aesculus parviflora

Common name: Bottlebrush Buckeye

Non-native plant

A slow growing, large shrub that blooms around the fourth of July. Like no other shrub, the large candles of white blooms can really be a show stopper. A wide variety of interesting pollinators visit this plant both day and night. There are a number of requirements for this plant that need to be fulfilled if you wish to grow it. Bottlebrush needs moist, well drained soil in partial shade, though it does seem to do well in more sun as long as it is protected from the west, which is critical. The fruit are borne in early fall and are slightly smaller than other buckeyes.


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Woodies- Specialty Tree Tier 2
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

High Canopy Shade (Usually from oaks), Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Requires Protected Site, Yards that Flood


Moist Woods, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Low branched, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
8 Feet
Mature width
8 Feet
Max height
12 Feet
Max width
15 Feet

Additional information

Great for Screening/Border Plantings Pollinator hot spot

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