Summer Buckeye Time

Looking lovely in the garden this week is the amazing native small tree, Aesculus parviflora var. serotina ‘Rogers’. Despite this amazing plant being native only in Alabama, it thrives in gardens well north of Chicago. This named selection was discovered in the early 1960s in the yard of University of Illinois professor Donald Rogers, and named because of its more floriferous nature, as well as its more pendulous flower spikes.

Aesculus parviflora var. serotina ‘Rogers’

1 thought on “Summer Buckeye Time”

  1. This looks like bottlebrush buckeye which is available in NE Ohio. I have two in my yard. They are a butterfly and hummingbird magnet.

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