Seven Son Flower | Knowledgebase | Johnson’s Nursery

There are seven sons and a flower.

Heptacodium miconioides is a plant.

There is a description and an overview.

The Seven Son Flower is an upright and spreading small stature tree with beautiful dark green foliage and white flower clusters in late summer. When the calyces turn bright red, there is a spectacular show. The inner bark of the tan bark is cinnamon colored. A great plant for all seasons.

There are core characteristics.

Wisconsin Native: No – Introduced

No was introduced.

USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 5

To zone 5.

The mature height is 15-20 feet.

The mature spread is 8-15 feet.

The growth rate is fast.

Small stature tree, upright vase-shape, arching with age.

Light requirements include full sun to partial shade.

It tolerates a wide range of soils.

The flower is creamy white.

July-August is the bloom period.

Glossy green leaves.

The fall color is golden yellow with red calyces.

Urban Approved: Yes

There are red calyces on maturing seeds.

There are some suggested uses.

Seven Son Flower can be used as a specimen tree, an accent plant in a front lawn, or as a component of a shrub border.

The value of wildlife.

The Seven Son Flower provides habitat to birds.

There are maintenance tips.

If you want to shape your Heptacodium miconioides, you should have it trimmed in the winter. ThePruning in Spring or Summer will remove the flower buds and prevent it from flowering.

A mulch ring at the base will benefit Seven Son Flower. Water in periods of long dry spells.

There are pests and problems.

No serious disease or insect problems have been observed on Seven Son Flower, but it can be attacked by a pathogen that damages other plants. A management strategy can be developed if excessive dieback is observed. If you notice winter animal browse on your plant, it may be necessary to protect it. Use a tree guard to protect the trunk.

We invite you to check out the arborist for hire search on the Wisconsin arborist association website.

There is a leaf lore.

Seven Son Flower is anunderappreciated landscape plant. It ‘s small stature makes it ideal for tight spaces. Heptacodium miconioides was discovered in China in 1907. It displays seven flowers in the fall. Seven Son Flower is best in full sun to partial shade. Its form may be more open and loose than those grown in full sun. You can see outstanding specimen at Boerner Botanical Gardens, the Chicago Botanical Gardens, and our nursery in Menomonee Falls.

There are Companion Plants.

The Seven Son Flower has a small size and is easy to grow. Mass plants like Hot Lips Turtlehead around the tree provide an attractive show of color.

Category: Flower

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