Aesculus parviflora 'Rogers' (Bottlebrush Buckeye)
Large, suckering shrub for light shade, it will reach 10-18' tall and wide over time. Deep green foliage and early summer spikes of white are great for attracting butterflies and bumble bees. 'Rogers' is a later blooming form with flower spikes that can reach a full 3' in length! This is an excellent example of how cultivars can add both beauty and habitat to the garden. The straight species of this plant is finished up blooming by the time this one starts so it adds a couple of extra weeks in the garden for insects to feed from its flowers. It is one of the top pollinator plants in the shade garden!