Aesculus parvifloraIf the early-summer spires of this beautiful native shrub don’t reel you in, the fall color of its leaves will capture your heart. Use a single plant as a specimen, or plant several en masse for a bigger display. This is a large, mounding shrub that grows 12 to 15 feet tall and wide. It prefers moist, well-drained soil in a mostly sunny location with some protection from late-afternoon sun. Bottlebrush buckeye grows in the Upper, Middle, Lower, and Coastal South.