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Seven Son Flower Tree

Heptacodium miconioides

Interesting Flower

Characteristics:
Distinguished by its exfoliating bark and clusters of fragrant, white flowers, this small deciduous tree has an open, irregular shape with wonderful year-round interest.

Growing Conditions:
Thrives in full sun to light or dappled shade. Best in well-drained, fertile soil, though tolerant of a variety of soil types. Some pruning may be required in the beginning to develop a pleasing structure.

Uses:
A great tree for small spaces. All trees offered through Friends of Trees will be single-stem plants.

Height:
20' at maturity

Width:
10' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded

Flowers:
White, fragrant, and borne in 5

Leaves:
The main veins have a very prominent, glossy dark green color.

Bark:
Showy, thin, pale strips peel back, revealing dark brown bark below.

A somewhat rare and unique plant with wonderful year-round interest. Upright, open, irregular shape. Native to Eastern China. Introduced in 1980 at Arnold Arboretum in Boston.