Aesculus parviflora- Bottlebrush Buckeye

  • An unusual, upright shrub from South-America. It has trumpet-like, small, pink flowers in May followed by masses of blue-violet coloured fruits which remain on the branches until mid-Winter (looking very attractive). An evergreen plant with small, dark green leaves, and spines in-between. The plant would need to be ideally placed against a wall, near the house or at the gardens entrance where it is protected from cold winds. It is hardy enough for most of the UK over winter without protection. It is also an ideal bonsai subject, and can be trimmed. Other common names: - Native to: Chile, Argentina Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtus Family) Habit (UK conditions): Upright, evergreen shrub Max. size in 10 years: 3m x 2m Main value: Flowers and fruits Flower colour: Pink Flowering period: May-June Autumn coloration: - Preferences: Neutral or acidic, fertile soil, full sun Hardiness: Hardy to around -20C Is it edible? Not known to us

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