Heptacodium miconioides

Seven-Son Flower

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium
Mature Height - 15-20'
Mature Width - 7-10'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Buds appear in early summer, but do not open until August and linger until September, individual flowers are creamy white, and fragrant
Fruit - Capsule with calyx that persist and change green to rose-purple
Leaf -
Fall Color - Soft green to mild yellow at best
Bark - Reddish-brown bark peels off in thin strips, revealing gray-brown to beige colors underneath.
Other Features - Single flowers are quite small but are borne in a tiered, six flowered whorl that is terminated by a flower, hence the name Heptacodium, in allusion to the seven flowered thryselike inflorescences
Possible Use - Perfect for use as a specimen plant in a small area. Possibly as a hedge or border.
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers moist, acid, well-drained, organic soils
Native Habitat - China, Zhejiang Province
Diseases and Insects - Some dieback has occurred, probably canker related
Strength -
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Seven-son Flower.
- Other plants of the family Caprifoliaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Heptacodium.
- Other plants of the species Heptacodium miconioides.