February 1, 2023
Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora (paviflora means small-flowered) is also known as Bottlebrush Buckeye, Dwarf Buckeye, or Dwarf Horse Chestnut. It is part of the Sapindaceae family of plants.

William Bartram discovered and described this plant during his travels in 1773-78. John Fraser introduced it in England. This is a deciduous shrub native to the United States. It is ideal for shady locations.

Aesculus parviflora
Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora has palmate leaves. When leaves are young they are bronze in color, then they turn green. In autumn they turn yellow. Aesculus parviflora produces erect panicles of white flowers. It flowers in the summer. Aesculus parviflora grows from 3 to 5m or 9 to 16ft.

Aesculus parviflora
Aesculus parviflora

How to grow Aesculus parviflora:

Grow Aesculus parviflora in the sun, partial shade, or full shade. Plant it in moist but well-drained soil. It is pest-free. Watch out for coral spot and leaf spot. Aesculus parviflora is a suckering plant so it can be propagated from suckers. The flowers attract butterflies. It is deer and rabbit-tolerant. It does not require pruning except for shaping it.

Aesculus parviflora
Aesculus parviflora

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