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  • seven son
  • Eventual height: 8m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Heptacodium miconioides

seven son

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This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or light dappled shade
  • Soil: moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: September to November
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of scented, creamy-white flowers appear at the ends of the branches from late summer, and long after they have fallen, the pinkish-red calyxes often remain colourful, deepening to rich burgundy as they age. When not in flower the deciduous leaves are attractive in their own right. Lustrous green and deeply veined, they hang in elegant pairs along the branches, usually becoming tinged with claret before they fall. A member of the honeysuckle family, this multi-stemmed shrub or small tree is loved by butterflies and makes a stylish and unusual addition to the garden.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Requires minimal pruning.
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