Heptacodium miconioides

Seven-Son Flower

Seven-Son Flower buds appear in early summer but the fragrant white flowers don't open until August.  The single flowers appear in a seven flowered whorl and are loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators.  After the flowers fade their calyx darken to a vivid red color and are possibly showier than when in flower.   After the leaves fall, the exfoliating bark of Heptacodium miconioides adds winter interest. A good substitute for a Crapemyrtle in a more northern climate.  We have found Heptacodiums thriving in both Vermont and Maine.

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Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
1 Heptacodium miconioides #10 3-4'+ (M.S.) (white flowers, red calyxes) Login for pricing
Substitutions are Available
Attributes
Fragrant - Flower
Winter Interest
Bark
Soil Conditions
Average
Bloom Time
Summer
Special Recognition
PHS Gold Medal Plant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tree Type
Tree
Ornamental (<30')
Foliage Color
Green