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Author:Kuebi = Armin Kübelbeck
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Aesculus parviflora

var. f. serotina

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Forma serotina produces a tree that is taller, has larger flowers, and blooms 2-3 weeks later than regular A. parviflora.
  • Aesculus parviflora var. f. serotina

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Growing Info

Scarification: take husks off
Stratification: refrigerate in plastic bag until sown in ground in November, bag will sweat, check once/week
Germination: sow on top of finely worked ground in November, cover with 2" sawdust, wet down, keep covered with sawdust all winter

The Aesculus parviflora var. f. serotina, also known as the Bottlebrush Buckeye, is a unique and beautiful plant that is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any garden. With its versatile use as a tall ground cover and its August flowering, this plant is guaranteed to attract a variety of butterflies to your garden. Its saponins can be used as a natural soap substitute, making it a wise choice for those looking for a sustainable and eco-friendly option. This variety flowers about two weeks later than the species, allowing for an extended flowering season. Although slow to establish, eventually this plant forms large spreading clumps. This plant has won the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Its easily worked wood can be used for a variety of ornamental articles, making it a functional and beautiful addition to any landscape. Take a step towards a greener future and add the Aesculus parviflora var. f. serotina to your garden today.

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