Saturday, July 11, 2009

In Bloom: Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora:
-commonly called bottlebrush buckeye
-hardy is USDA zones 4-8(9)
-can get 8-12' tall x 8-15' wide
-certain specimens have gotten as big as 15' x 27' (Birr Castle, Ireland)
-dark green leaves provide medium-coarse texture in summer
-good yellow fall color if well situated
-excellent part-shade woodland plant
-more pest and disease resistant compared to other common Aesculus
-multi-stem habit and upright stems provide good texture in winter garden too

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