Seven-son-flower

Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium miconoides, Seven-Son flower, Plant Select
Lush-looking large shrub or small tree that produces masses of fragrant white flowers in late summer and equally attractive persistent cherry-red sepals in fall. Fast growing with attractive, peeling bark. Collected at Hangzhou Botanical Garden during the 1980 Sino-American Expedition, this unusual Chinese member of the honeysuckle family is very adaptable in a wide range of climates. Large shrub or small tree. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: Prune up the lower branches so you can enjoy the beautiful exfoliating bark. Little maintenance required.
Plant Type Tree
Height 18-25 feet
Width 10-15 feet
Flowering Season August to September
Flower Color White
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone zones 5-9
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant No
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2008