- Heptacodium miconiodes: Botanical name
- Seven Son Flower: Common Name
Seven Son Flower can be trained as a multi-stemmed shrub or a small tree depending on how you’d like to prune it. The small tree which can grow 15-20’ x 10’ is vase shaped and is beautiful as a shrub or tree with its shaggy light tan bark. It may be one of the very last woody plants to flower in the season. Flowers are grouped in bundles of 7, hence seven son flower as the common name. The white September flowers are followed by purplish red sepals that are even showier than the flowers themselves.. The flowers are favored by pollinators, and are one of the last sources of nectar before winter sets in. This is truly a specimen plant worthy to be in every garden. The leaves have a slight tropical feel to them. Seven son flower is very much related to Honeysuckles and they have the scent to boot.
My Heptacodium was taken from a specimen grown in Michigan. All of my Seven Son trees are grown from cuttings.
This is a small starter plant. It was grown in a 3.5 inch x 3.5 inch x 4 inch deep pot.
It will be shipped without a pot, and about half of the soil knocked off to reduce the shipping weight.
The actual Plant will be between 8-12" tall, the roots will be 3-4" long, for a total length of 11-16"