Temple of Bloom seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides) provides four seasons of beauty in your yard or garden! This small tree from Proven Winners stuns 365 days of the year, with thick, leathery, dramatically veined foliage in spring, thousands of fragrant summer flowers, which drop and leave behind red bracts through autumn. In winter, you'll appreciate its elegant structure and naturally peeling bark.
Thanks to its rich supply of nectar and crucial late summer bloom time, this plant is an absolute favorite of butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators in general. For many years, we had a seven-son flower tree outside our office and hummingbirds nested in it every year, so we're especially fond of it. It's the ideal tree for smaller yards due to its size and scale, and because it doesn't cast too much shade, it's perfect for planting in your pollinator garden.
Plant size: 6-10'/1.8-3m tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 5-9 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies and hummingbirds in late summer.
Notable features: fragrant, deer resistant, drought tolerant, long blooming, specimen plant.Plant name: Heptacodium miconioides 'SMNHMRF', pp#30,763
Arrived small, but with it being in the honeysuckle family, I was fairly sure it would recover and grow rapidly. It did, more or less, but to my disgruntlement it chose to grow horizontally! I let it grow as it wished throughout its first season (last year) in order to feed good root growth, and pruned away the horizontal growth early this spring, leaving two upward-aiming shoots. This isn't the charming multi-stemmed tree I was wishing for at this point, rather a horizontal "trunk" with two potential upward stems, but I'll keep watching and possibly shaping with the pruners. I've seen mature Seven Son trees and have a goal in mind, but I guess we get what we get. Maybe it will send up additional shoots from the base so I get the look I want. I will give it one more season and yank it if it stays funny-looking.
My Seven Son Flower tree arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Got it into the ground a few days later and it appears to have settled in well. Excited to see it really take off next spring.
We had 3 tenths inches of rain over the last 6 weeks so Temple of bloom is on my deck where I keep it watered. The plant arrived in good health after 2-3 days shipping. No issues. Now that you brought it to my attention, the plant has grown some. No way it's going back into a quart sized pot.
it is a great source of food for migrating Monarch butterflies, which are in steep decline. Since it is Asian (though apparently not invasive) cannot be planted in nature preserves but it is ideal for yards, golf courses, campuses, parks, etc. where there is a sunny location.
The Temple of Bloom tree was only available in small size but as always with this company, they arrive very healthy and are growing every day! Can't wait for blooming time