12 responses to “Heptacodium miconioides”

  1. Beverley

    Heptacodium miconioides – Z6-9 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Heptacodium miconioides – Z6 – Heronswood Nursery Catalogue, 2005, Hinkley

  2. Beverley

    Heptacodium miconioides – Z5-9 – Kemper Center for Home Gardening

  3. Mimi

    Does it have a Common name

  4. Maggie Kunze

    Can I get a high resolution copy of the fall color of heptacodium miconiodes e-mailed to me-I would be sooo grateful-Maggie Kunze
    Marketing director
    Fort Collins Nursery

  5. Gabrielle Pilot

    Just purchased one in Montreal (Jasmin Nursery), 12 feet high in bloom (clusters of perfumed white flowers, pink leaves and beautiful peeling bark revealing its lime green/yellow trunk.
    it was listed as zone 3. Is this correct?
    Would appreciate comment and advice on planting & care. Thank you.
    Gabrielle Pilot

  6. carol kalakay

    I’m interested in propagating this beautiful woody plant. Any advice? I’ve read that softwood cuttings in spring and seeds planted when ripe.
    Anyone have successful results with either method?
    The common name of Heptacodium miconiodes is “Seven-Son Flower”.
    Thanks so much,
    Carol Kalakay

  7. Jackie Shatto

    I have a nine foot Heptacodium miconiodes tree which is two years old. Last spring and now this spring it leafed out then the leaves turned black and dried. One trunk looks dead. The tree gets full sun. I am in zone 5. Hopefully someone will offer help and thank you
    Jackie Shatto

  8. Flossye Turner

    Where can these be purchased? Will they live in
    Zone 7? Please send information.
    Thank you.
    Flossye Turner

  9. doreen scott

    photos great I have 2 shrubs of this Heptacodium, it flowers for me here in Scotland near Lockerbie, in August.Beautiful. We went down to -20c last winter, it was fine. I have not had the pink colouring on either shrub. Had them planted here for nearly 9 years, always gets covered in flowers. One is planted in the open, the other is more sheltered. Hope this info helps.

  10. Mark Kane

    The white flowers are followed by a structure that I do not understand, in spite of lengthy observation. Though flower-like and usually described as composed of sepals, I think a new description is in order. From a spent flower cluster a single short stem emerges and produces five strap-shaped pink…well, what are they? The result has no stamens and pistils and is therefore not a flower. Therefore can it be correct to call the pink whats-its sepals. Aside from the botany puzzle, what evolutionary reward is there for this architectural sequence?

  11. Daniel Mosquin

    I’ve seen it described elsewhere as the calyx, so that’d mean it is still sepals.
    As for the evolutionary advantage, my explanation (cop-out) when asked these questions and I don’t know the answer is to suggest that we don’t know the selection regime under which the characteristic evolved. It could be that there was an animal that keyed in on showy displays of pink-red and helped to disperse the fruit, and that species may be long gone. All speculation, of course.

  12. William F Matthews

    Very interesting tree/shrub. I would like to try to grow it from seed.

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