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.
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.