Seven-son flower Heptacodium miconioides Photo/Illustration: Steve Silk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides) hep-tah-KOE-dee-um my-kon-ee-OY-deez 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. Overview 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 Characteristics Interesting Bark, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Fall, Summer Flower Color Pink Yarrow, White Uses Beds and Borders, Roadside, Screening Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Trees Heptacodium miconioidesView the discussion thread.