Heptacodium miconioides 'SMNHMRF'
Seven-Son Flower - Temple Of Bloom®
Attractive year-round, Heptacodium will add unique beauty and interest to your landscape as a featured specimen shrub or small tree. The pure species from China remained largely undiscovered until the early 1900s. After that time, it was significantly underused, but has recently returned to receive the attention it truly deserves! The cultivar Temple of Bloom® features a more compact habit and an earlier bloom than the pure Heptacodium. Butterflies are attracted to the fragrant white flowers which bloom in late summer, giving way to brilliant cherry-red bracts in autumn. Striking foliage. Attractive peeling bark makes this a fascinating specimen all year. Selectively prune to shape in winter to reveal the peeling bark patterns. Blooms on new wood.
Key Plant Details
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Clay, Sandy, Loamy
Part Sun, Sun
10-20 feet in height, 8-10 foot spread
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Attracts Pollinators, Fall Color
Care Tips - Growing:
Typically grown as a multi-stemmed small tree or large shrub. Peeling bark is normal and is one of the desirable features of this unique plant.
Care Tips - Pruning:
Little pruning is required; prune selectively to shape as needed. Blooms on new wood.
Care Tips - Soil:
Adaptable to most well-drained soils.
Care Tips - Uses:
Specimen plant, mixed borders
This plant will grow in these zones