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Friday Fabulous Flower – bottlebrush


In late July there is not an excessive amount of flowering happening however this glorious shrub flowers on this time interval. This  is the bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, even higher it grows properly even in a reasonably shady locations. Right here it’s a part of a blended shrubby border.  The lengthy white spikes of flowers are the rationale for the widespread identify “bottlebrush”.  This specific shrub is about 6′ tall and possibly 8-10′ large, they usually can get a bit larger, however slowly.  They do are likely to unfold a bit through rhizomes, and so most smaller yards keep away from this plant. An aerial shoot of mayapple may be seen on the backside middle.  Some years the flowers get attacked by Japanese beetles, however despite a light winter their numbers this 12 months haven’t been nice.  This was planted as a seedling in 2003 and first flowered 5 years later (2008); that 12 months this one was dug and replanted on this location.  



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