Jun 23 2012

Bottlebrush Blooming

Published by at 7:00 am under Schenley Park,Trees

I can't help mentioning these flowers. I'm wowed every time they bloom.

Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) in Schenley Park was almost in full bloom last Wednesday (above).   By today the flowers ought to be spectacular and they're ahead of schedule -- two and a half weeks early.

Visit Schenley Park before the flowers fade. You can find them on the shady hillside above the pond.  If you stand below the Panther Hollow Bridge and face the pond, follow the gravel trail on your left.

Here's what they look like as you approach.

(photos by Kate St. John)

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  1. Nannie Underwoodon 23 Jun 2012 at 1:56 pm

    And down here in south Louisiana, we have them in RED, and they are simply called buckeyes. They are lovely when they bloom – but they never bunch together like those whites in your photo. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kate St. Johnon 24 Jun 2012 at 8:06 pm

    I think ours are bunched together because they were planted that way. It makes a nice effect … but red ones must be awesome.

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