Heptacodium miconioides (Seven Sons Tree)

Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15-20 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Amended, moist but well-drained soil.
Description: Rare and awesome plant alert! Deciduous, multi-branched tree with a graceful, fountain-ing habit. Glossy, narrow, pointed, medium-green leaves. Yellow fall color. Tan, exfoliating bark provides striking winter interest. Fragrant, white clusters (usually in groups of seven, hence the name) adorn the tree in late summer/early fall. A good source of nectar for migrating butterflies. Red-black fruit crowned by fuchsia calyses persist through fall. A true specimen. This amazing tree is hard to find in the retail trade and is thought to be extinct in the wild now.


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