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Heptacodium Miconioides

Seven Son Flower

$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2019

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Plant Code: HEMN

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The flower buds first open in late summer; seven white stars to each bud. The sepals then persist on the seven fruits and turn bright rose red, becoming even showier than the flowers themselves, lasting late into fall. Shaggy tan decorative bark exfoliates to reveal a cinnamon colored underlayer. Fall nectar source for butterflies.

In addition to common name Seven Son Flower, H. miconiodes is sometimes referred to as Northern Crape Myrtle because of its multi-stemmed, canopied shape and flowers. Fast growing. Provides shelter for wildlife and is an excellent windbreak or hedge for screening. Plant Select® varieties are durable, resilient and vibrant.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 15'
Spacing: Plant 20' apart
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: White
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Heptacodium General Information

Heptacodium have an upright spreading, multistemmed habit. After the white flowers have fallen, the remaining calyces develop a deep red color lasting into November and are as visually enticing as the flowers. Seven Son Flower also displays interesting exfoliating bark - a must-have shrub.

Heptacodium Plant Care

To establish a deep, extensive root system, follow a regular watering schedule the first year. Before new growth appears in spring, apply a general purpose fertilizer. Fast grower. Can be pruned into an elegant vase-shaped specimen, or maintained as a shrub. If pruning is desired, prune in late winter or very early spring, as the flower buds begin to set shortly after the plant leafs out.