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Seven-Son Flower

Heptacodium miconioides

A deciduous shrub with distinct three-veined leaves retained into early winter. Unusual peeling bark. Small, fragrant white flowers are followed by showy bright red calyx in fall. Best in shrub borders and foundation planting against a dark background.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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LoreThis shrub is a good source of nectar for butterflies in the fall.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing upright shrub to 20 feet tall, 10 to 15 feet wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer to Fall
Design IdeasThis is a perfect large shrub for background planting with a seasonal color display. Use along foundation walls or fence lines. Makes a good windbreak hedge or component for shelterbelts. Add to the back of a mixed shrub border to screen off adjacent land uses.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth Habit12
Growth RateFast
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Fall Color, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGroup with other sizeable flowering shrubs for the structural framework of a landscape using Magical Forsythia, (Forsythia x intermedia 'Kolgold'), Angel's Blush Hydrangea, (Hydranage paniculata 'Ruby'), Sensation Lilac, (Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'), Cardinal Candy Viburnum, (Viburnum dilatatum 'Henneke') and Blue Moon Kentucky Wisteria, (Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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