Seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5a
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
irregular, open form with arching branches; 15-20’ tall; 8-15’ wide; showy, grayish-brown, exfoliating bark revealing light colored, inner bark; showy, creamy-white flowers in large clusters in early September with the sepals turning dark rosy-red and lasting until November; flowers attract butterflies; full sun; prefers rich soil high in organic matter, slightly acid to neutral pH but is adaptable, moist, well-drained soil; sensitive to drought; tends to develop watersprouts on stems that need removal; native to China; marginally hardy to zone 5a; plant in a protected location

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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