- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 15 - 20 Feet
- Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Searching for a unique specimen plant to serve as a conversation piece for years to come? If so, Seven-Sons Flower Tree is ready to serve. During spring, Seven-Sons’ lustrous, cordate, emerald-colored leaves unfurl. Then in summer, charming clusters of delicate, fragrant, white florets begin to bloom. During fall, the continuous wash of white florets morph into dramatic purple fruit surrounded by magenta sepals. Finally in winter, this perennial’s outer beige bark now exposes darker caramel-colored strips underneath after exfoliating its summer coat. With so much interest all year long, your family, friends, and neighbors will all be talking about your new tree! Seven-Sons Flower Tree is also known as Heptacodium miconioides and Autumn Lilac.
Reaching a maximum height of 15 to 20 feet and spread of 8 to 10 feet, Seven-Sons can act as either a shrub or tree depending on how you choose to train it. Growing upright, this fast-growing deciduous tree is rabbit resistant. An original from China, this conversation piece is easy to grow and adaptable to many conditions. With its color, fragrance, and unique bark, this ornamental tree/shrub is superb for a busy person who wants to add something special to a landscape.
Seven-Sons Flower Tree Care
Seven-Sons Flower Tree does best in full sun. Choose a spot that is moist, slightly acidic to neutral, and drains well. Plant this ornamental during the spring. Apply a 2-3-inch ring of mulch around the base of the tree to prevent water loss. Regularly water this tree until it is established. To encourage growth and production of flowers, water during times of drought. A low-maintenance perennial, this tree does not typically require fertilizer if grown in fertile soil. In poor soil, add a liquid fertilizer that has a higher amount of nitrogen such as a 3-1-1 formula during the spring.
Prune Seven-Sons Flower Tree for form in late winter before it establishes buds. Trim any diseased, damaged, or dead limbs as well to encourage growth and avert disease.
Seven-Sons Flower Tree Spacing
Keep the conversation going with Seven-Sons Flower Tree. Planted as a specimen in the front or back yard, this ornamental adds height, color, movement, and texture. Companion plants include asters, daffodils, geraniums, impatiens, and violets. Pruned to maintain a smaller size, this ornamental can also be grown in a container as a thriller adding charm to patios.
Seven-Sons Flower Tree Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Trees|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 15 - 20 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Feet|
|Spacing: 8 - 10 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red, White|
|Bloom Period: Summer Through Fall|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Deep Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Fall Interest, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Seven-Sons Flower Tree|
|Other Name(s): Seven-Son Flower|
|Scientific Name: Heptacodium miconioides - single|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.