Aesculus parviflora – (south-eastern North America)
Habit: Large shrub with many stems and runners, 3-6 m tall; forms extended thickets; slow-growing, 10-15 cm a year; young sprouts up to 60 cm.
Flowers: Numerous slender, white flowers panicles with stamen extended far out, July to August; decorative, important summer flowers.
Fruits: Rare; leathery, thornless capsules.
Leaves: Palmate; bronze shoots; strong yellow in autumn or only yellow-green with red petioles, October.
Roots: Shallow , enough runners when roots are damaged; sensitive to soil compaction.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade, tolerates heat, likes warmth, frost hardy, but does not grow much in cold areas; good for urban areas.
Soil: Fresh to moist; on any normal garden soil.
Note: Needs space, not suitable for confined spaces.
Hardiness: Zone 5b