Aesculus parviflora

Bottlebrush Buckeye, Scarlet Buckeye, Dwarf Horse Chestnut

The large, dense, pyramidal shape of this tree is echoed in its many flower panicles. The inedible brown fruit of these Horse Chestnuts or Buckeyes holds slightly toxic, glossy seeds. Can also be grown as a shrub. Roots can be shallow and invasive. Best to buy trees that are balled and burlapped or in containers to retain the long tap root. Prone to leaf scorch, leaf blotch and moths. Prune in early spring as necessary.
Aesculus parviflora, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Scarlet Buckeye, Dwarf Horse Chestnut
Multiple stems with many upright, slender branches make this a bushy, wide-spreading shrub. Its white flowers arrive in mid-summer. Reaches 8 to 12 feet tall and 8 to 15 feet wide.

Attributes - Aesculus parviflora

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 8 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Wet Soil. Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot.

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Aesculus californica, Aesculus x carnea, Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii', Aesculus glabra, Aesculus hippocastanum, Aesculus pavia
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