Seven Son Flower
Scientific Name: Heptacodium miconioides
Why is it called Seven Son Flower? The small white flowers on this tree grow in clusters of seven. The tree name is translated from Chinese.
Mature Height: 15-20 feet
Mature Width/Spread: 10-15 feet wide
Leaves: Opposite, dark green heart-shaped leaves 3-4 inches long and 2 inches wide.
Flowers? Yes. This tree develops white flowers towards the end of summer, and once the flower petals fall off, the pink sepals still remain on the tree, making it appear as though there are pink flowers in place of the white ones.
Bark: light tan color, papery and thin, and exfoliates in sheets or strips
Did you know …
- The flower blooms have a fragrance and attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
- This tree was first discovered in China in 1907 by Ernest Wilson, a British plant collector.
- It is a member of the Honeysuckle family.
PAGE INFORMATION WAS COMPILED AS PART OF NOAH WERNING’S 2020 EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT.