Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) is a species of suckering deciduous shrub in the Sapindaceae family. The species is native to the southeastern United States, where it is found primarily in Alabama and Georgia, with a disjunct population in South Carolina along the Savannah River. Its natural habitat is in mesic forests, on bluffs and in ravines. 

Bottlebrush Buckeye Facts

  • Scientific name: Aesculus parviflora
  • Size Range: 8-12 feet high and 12-15 feet wide; thicket-forming
  • Flower: bottlebrush-shaped clusters of delicate white flowers up to 12 inches long
  • Fruit: smooth pear-shaped nuts (buckeyes) in fall with bright yellow husk. Buckeyes should not be eaten.
  • Fall colors: buttery yellow