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Botlebrush Buckeye

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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Tree / Shrub Type

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Aesculus parviflora

One of the best summer-flowering shrubs for shady areas. This dense, multi-stemmed shrub typically grows 6-12' tall. Features include showy, tubular white flowers with red anthers and pinkish filaments. It’s mid-summer bloom can be spectacular. Flowers give way to glossy inedible, pear-shaped nuts (buckeyes).

  • Dimensions: 6-12 feet tall, 8-15 feet wide
  • Water Use: Medium
  • Light Requirement: Partial to full shade
  • Soil Moisture: Medium to moist soil
  • Ornamental Use: Group or mass in shrub borders or woodland areas.
  • Wildlife: Attracts butterflies and tolerates deer and rabbits.

Details: Bottlebrush Buckeye

Mature Size

H: 6'-12' W: 8'-15'

Water Requirements


Light Requirements

Partial Shade / Full Shade

Soil Moisture

Medium / Moist


Flowers / Nuts

Wildlife Value

Attracts / Tolerates