Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)
Bottlebrush Buckeye is an outstanding Southern native (South Carolina to Alabama) that has found its way to gardens far north of its natural range. The individual flower is actually a small 4 petaled object with stamens stretching outward.
Collectively these flowering-plants are produced on 8-12" long, 2-4" wide panicles which resemble a Bottlebrush. The fragrance lends a hint of honeysuckle. The fruit-plants is mature when the tan covering begins to split and inside is a brown to orange colored Buckeye. Most years seed is readily available.
Bottlebrush in full sun grows as a mounded shrub. Plants in shade grow more upright. The dry, thin soil and open area they are located in may account for their restricted height. The foliage of Bottlebrush Buckeye is probably its most effective attribute. Dark green palmately compound (5-7 leaflets) leaves change to a yellow-green to an occasionally spectacular yellow in Autumn .
These are seedlings in quart containers, only a few months old.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil