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
Annual Commercial Maintenance No maintenance, best if not pruned into the shape of a tree.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. This can be a long lived large shrub if growing conditions are correct. If it needs to be pruned, follow ISA pruning techniques.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft