- Main interest:
- fragrant white flower, showy red fruit and purple foliage in the fall, attracts hummingbirds
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Flower colour:
- creamy white
- Flowering period:
- August to September
- dark green
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 15 ft (4.7 m) width: 10 ft (3 m)
- specimen, hedge, pollinator garden
Seven-Son Flower is popular for its enchanting blooms, and excitingly rich, showy pink fruits in the fall. Fragrant, creamy white flowers bloom copiously in whorls of seven, in August-September. Heptacodium miconioides has distinctive purplish-red fruit with rose pink calyces, changing to purple then to brown, and persisting into the winter.
A tall, deciduous shrub or tree, it has an open, upright, fountain-like growing habit. The thin, tan to dark red, exfoliating bark is quite handsome. Seven-Sons Tree has dark green foliage that turns dark purple in the fall.
The flowers are much enjoyed by local butterflies and hummingbirds in the fall. This award-winning ornamental shrub is a hidden gem, recently becoming more popular in North America.
$21.99 - $61.99
Also known as: Seven-sons Tree, Seven-Son Flower Tree, Seven Son Flower of Zhejiang