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Heptacodium miconioides (Seven-son flower)

Heptacodium miconioides Photo/Illustration: Steve Silk


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Heptacodium miconioides hep-tah-KOE-dee-um my-kon-ee-OY-deez Common Name: Seven-son flower Genus: Heptacodium
The tiered branches of this fast-growing species are covered with white blossoms for over a month, starting in late summer. The flowers fade to reveal fuchsia calyxes that persist well into autumn. The pale, peeling bark can be exposed by pruning the lower branches of the interior. Although the form of the species is variable (single or multi-stemmed), it can usually be pruned into an elegant vase-shaped specimen, or maintained as a shrub.
Noteworthy characteristics: Specimen tree with drought and salt tolerance.
Propagation: Sow seed indoors when fresh; take softwood cuttings in spring.
Height 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Moderate
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Interesting Bark; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Fall; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Flowering Tree, Roadside, Screening
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Trees

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