Heptacodium miconioides
Seven-son Flower

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Cream (Summer; creamy-white tiered seven-flowered whorls appear, not opening fully until September)
Green (Spring); Purple (Fall; rose-purple)
Red (Small red-violet fruits are surrounded by showy pink-red calyces resembling flowers)
 Ultimate Height:
20 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
14 feet
Well-watered organic soil is best, but adaptable
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves (3-6" long by 2-2.25" wide) are simple, opposite with rounded to truncate base and entire margins. There are three distinct, somewhat parallel veins running down the center of the leaf.

Additional Information

The common name, Seven-Son Flower, is derived from the cluster of 7 small flowers contained within each whorl. The flowers are followed by very showy, reddish fruit structures that have the appearance of flowers. The tan, shredding bark is attractive and exfoliates in long strips to reveal a dark brown inner bark. This plant can be hard to find, both in the wild and in commerce. Needs pruning to maintain aesthetics.

3 Heptacodium miconioides found

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