Seven-son flower

Heptacodium miconioides

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Silk
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Seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides)
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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 Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Flowering Tree,
Roadside,
Screening
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Trees

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