Seven Sons cultivar “Temple Of Bloom” (Heptacodium miconioides)


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A Proven Winners selection, this cultivar of Seven Sons is more compact than the species, and also has “extra large white flowers” and blooms earlier, which should give a longer display.

This unique small tree was discovered in China in 1907, with only 9 small populations and may now be extinct in it’s native range. Its seeds were collected and it was introduced to the United States from China in 1980. This September-flowering tree is starting to gain followers in the US as a 4-season landscape tree with great pollinator interest. It has attractive exfoliating bark in the winter, white late-summer flowers, with a 2-3 week bloom period, followed by pink-red seeds, ‘Seven Sons’ refers to a single flower in a six-flowered whorl. Plant it as an ornamental tree and you will not be disappointed.  After the flowers are done the calyx, or floral envelope, turns bright red and remain on the tree into November.

Flower Color: White
Zones: 4-8
Growth Habit: Shrub/small tree
Height: 15-20′
Spread: 10-15′
Light Needs: Sun/shade
Flowering Season: Late Summer
Landscape Value: 5 of 5
Naturalizing Value: n/a
Pollen Value: 3 of 5
Nectar Value: 3 of 5
Water Requirements: Acidic, well-drained, moist soil.
Native: China.  Probably extinct in its native range.
Invasive: No