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AESCULUS parviflora

Commonly known as Bottlebrush buckeye, Dwarf horse chestnut

Rare spreading shrub growing up to 2.5 metres high & forming thickets from suckering. Good autumn colour
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  • Deciduous - 5- to 7-palmate, mid-green leaves divided into ovate leaflets, 23cm (9in) or more, long, bronze when young.
  • White
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - suckering shrub. Produces spidery flowers with protruding stamens followed by smooth-skinned fruit.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Suitable for a medium-sized garden.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, canker, coral spot, leaf blotch.
  • Place of origin - southeastern USA.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - conical panicles to 30cm (12in) tall
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf form - Palmate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)

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