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