Bottlebrush Buckeye

All About the Bottlebrush Buckeye:

Scientific Nomenclature: Aesculus parviflora

Common Names: bottlebrush buckeye

Mature Height: 8–12 feet

Mature Spread: 8–15 feet

Growth Rate: Slow

Attracts Wildlife: Pollinators

Messiness: Drops seeds (buckeyes) and leaves in autumn. Bottlebrush buckeye is highly toxic to humans and other animals; carefully consider this when planting in your yard or public spaces.

Shape: Round/Multi-stemmed

Native to Kentucky: No

Preferred Soils: Prefers soils with high organic matter content and good drainage. Acidic (<6.0pH) soils are preferred.

Screening: Not used for a screening tree or as a privacy plant.

Drought Tolerance: Is drought resistant.

Coniferous or Deciduous: Deciduous

Pruning: Bottlebrush buckeye should be pruned to maintain its shape. It will produce suckers and spread rapidly throughout the landscape without it.

Climate Quick Facts:

Following being planted as a sapling, over 20 years one bottlebrush buckeye will:

  • Sequester ~1,842 pounds of CO2.
  • Reduce stormwater runoff by 322 gallons.