How to grow Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora growing shrub‎ to small tree of the genus Aesculus also known as Bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parviflora perennial deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant for flowers and leaves the turn into yellow in autumn also attract pollinators in the blooming season, can grow in temperate, subtropical climate or as house plant and growing in hardiness zone 4-9 and in deep shade possible in hardiness zone of 10a.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape connected together 5 leave that create like hand structure, foliage tuning into yellow in the autumn.

Aesculus parviflora flower

Flower color white in needle shape that connected together in bottle brush.

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How to grow Aesculus parviflora growing and care:

Rich soil (keep organic material), moist soil, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant (the plant doesn’t like a transferring) / Vegetative reproduction can be from suckers or root dived by cutting, need to be done in the winter when the plant in dormant better before march / Seed (if start to grow by seeds need to know that seeds need to be fresh or else high chance that won’t germinate, need to soak 24 the seeds in room temperature and switch the water few times, after sowing need to keep the soil moist all the time don’t let dry also and better to plant it in the winter indoor and the spring outdoor

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to start from root cutting or suckers

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some parts of the plant toxic, can be invasive

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer, better to plant it in the winter until the early spring, but it’s strong plant so possible to plant them all the year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design, in the beginning of the growing need to decide between shrub or small tree, for shrub need to cut the top and let new branches to grow and as tree to keep only one branch in the base in order and cut all the others that grow, each time when the plant grows need to cut until higher point of the plant.

Size of the plant:
1.5-5m, 5-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water, better not to let the soil dry, put mulch and renew it when it windy

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, need big container or to grow it as bonsai, in order that it will bloom don’t let too many suckers to grow (unless there is place in the container)

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Bottle brush white flowers that created from a lot of small needle flowers, flowers attract bees and butterflies

Scientific name:

Aesculus parviflora

How to grow Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Hedging plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9