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PlantFiles: Bottlebrush Buckeye
Aesculus glabra var. arguta 'Rogers'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aesculus (ES-kew-lus) (Info)
Species: glabra var. arguta
Cultivar: Rogers

Synonym:Aesculus parviflora
Synonym:Aesculus parviflora var. serotina

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive braun06 On Jul 2, 2007, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

very nice and easy to grow plant in almost any kind of soil. It is unique in flower timing and appearance. Pictures cant capture the texture of the plant in flower well. Flower stalks can be quite long. This plant flowers in late July here.

Positive ViburnumValley On Apr 15, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Rogers' bottlebrush buckeye is a selection of the later-blooming Aesculus parviflora var. serotina. 'Rogers' blooms several weeks later than the standard bottlebrush buckeye, and with flower heads that are half again as big.

This is quite an impressive show, and it extends the bloom season for these fine shrubs longer into the summer months.

Your pollinating insect population will thank you for providing this shrub in your landscape.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Palmetto, Georgia
Hanna City, Illinois
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky

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