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Bottlebrush Buckeye

This colony of bottlebrush buckeye began from three plants that I transplanted from my previous home. Over the years the original three shrubs have formed the thicket you see now via layering of low branches. In June there are multiple spikes of white foamy flowers that are attractive to pollinators and look like candles held above the distinctive five-leafed foliage. The leaves turn a beautiful buttery yellow in the fall and shiny brown nuts appear. This is a very carefree plant; the leaves and seeds are toxic if eaten. Good news – the deer do not bother it!

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Bottlebrush buckeye foliage in fall

Bottlebrush buckeye in bloom

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