It blooms in both, the summer and the fall. In the summer, the bottlebrush buckeye shrub blooms into white cone-shaped flowers with several panicles and red anthers, whereas in the fall, yellow-colored flowers take over.
The lowest branches of the tree usually grow horizontal to the ground and are a sharp contrast to the ascending branches. In the sections that follow, we will look into the details of how to care for this tree and let it thrive in your gardens.
An addition of manure should be done to the site in which these shrubs will be grown so that there is enough fertilization taking place. Add about 4 inches of this manure. The buckeye is planted in beds that are dug to about 20 inches deep and have a width of 3 times the ball of the root. Make sure to keep adding manure so that the plants are well-nourished.
If it is planted in an area that is full of sunlight, then there are chances that the plant will suffer a burn or the roots and leaves will shrivel. Therefore, planting it under a tree allows for it enough root space and gives it room to spread as well.
In the first year, make sure that you're watering the plant once in a week and taking the water level to an inch every time. Continue with this schedule for 2 years but do not over water or it can cause the roots to rot.
Allow the soil some drying time in between watering. Make sure that you provide for deep watering rather than shallow watering because the water needs to go right in.
Along with all these steps, it is necessary that the bottle brush buckeye is pruned after it blooms. This allows for the dead leaves and other decaying parts to be cleared and thus allows the plant to get more space and quality to grow better and blossom better as well.