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Bottlebrush Buckeye

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$26.99
Height At Maturity
Under 20 Feet
Ships
November Through April
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Hedges & Privacy, Drought Tolerant Plants, Deer Resistant, Flowering,
Usage
Hedges & Privacy, Drought Tolerant Plants, Deer Resistant, Flowering,
Usage
Hedges & Privacy, Drought Tolerant Plants, Deer Resistant, Flowering,
Usage
Hedges & Privacy, Drought Tolerant Plants, Deer Resistant, Flowering,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Bloom Color
White,
Bloom Season
Summer,

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Bottle Brush Buckeye is a deciduous shrub


The bottle brush buckeye, also known as Aesculus parvifloraor dwarf horse chestnut is a suckering deciduous shrub belonging to the Sapindaceae family. This rustic shrub is native to the southeastern United States, specifically Alabama, Northern Florida, and Georgia and can be found in open woodlands. The bottle brush buckeye can grow 8-12 feet tall and spread 8 to 15 feet wide. The easy-to-grow shrub is primarily used as an ornamental plant in gardens as it tends to attract hummingbirds and butterflies when it is blooming through June and July.

The beautiful appearance of the Bottle Brush Buckeye 

 

The bottle brush buckeye produces palmate green leaves on smooth, gray stems and produces showy, tubular white flowers with pink stamens and red anthers that give the shrub its name due to their resemblance to bottle brushes. This blooms on this shrub make it an excellent choice for attracting pollinators. The candelabra-like blooms can grow up to 12 inches and are a great contrast to the foliage in June and July. The flowers on this shrub can produce nuts (buckeyes) that stay bundled in the husks. These nuts are inedible for humans and livestock but are enjoyed by chipmunks and squirrels. The leaves turn yellow in the autumn and tolerate cold weather well. This low maintenance shrub grows best in Zones 4,5,6,7 and 8 in part to full shade and moist, well-drained soils.

Bottle Brush Buckeye is a hardy shrub and easy to grow

This shrub is very tolerant of pests and weather changes and is excellent for borders or under shade trees or for erosion control and soil stabilization. The bottle brush buckeye has some varieties including the serotina and Rogers varieties. The serotina, native to Alabama, is known for flowering three weeks later and growing more substantial than the standard shrub at up to 20 feet tall. The Rogers also blooms then and becomes more substantial, producing much larger flowers than the others with blooms reaching 30 inches long.