Seven-son flower is an unusual tree with multiple seasons of interest. In spring, deeply veined leaves appear and develop a twisted tip as they age. In late summer, when everything else is winding down, Heptacodium’s fragrant white flowers are blooming. Flowers literally buzz in a pollinator frenzy. Then the white petals gracefully fall to the ground to reveal vivid red, fan-like bracts (sepals), which make it look like the plant is blooming again in a completely different color. As winter comes and the leaves drop, a light tan peeling bark is revealed. Enjoyment for pollinators and us! Blooms on new wood.
Temple of Bloom™ seven-son flower was selected to be a more compact size, to bloom earlier than other Heptacodium, and for the deeper red color of the bracts (sepals).
Height: 6-10 ft.
Spread: 6-10 ft.
Bloom time: August to September
Sun: full sun
Conflicting reports of deer resistance
photo credit: Proven Winners
a Proven Winners plant