Heptacodium miconioides /Seven-Son Flower

Heptacodium miconioides   / Heptacodium miconioides
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Foliage and flowers


Young tree in full flower in summer

Fading flower and developing fruit


Pllants growing in nursery containers

Trunks of the severn-son plant

Emerging spring foliage in a Memphis nursery

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Scientific Name: Heptacodium miconioides
Common Name: Seven-Son Flower
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Has terminal clusters of creamy-white flowers in late summer and early fall. Flowers appear in whorls and each contains seven flowers, thus its common name. Exfoliating, brownish bark gives interest in winter. It is a source of nectar in fall for migrating butterflies.