Seven Son Flower Tree
Seven Son Flower Leaf
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1415
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1416
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1417
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1418
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1419
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1420
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1421
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1422
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1423
Previous Next
Seven Son Flower Tree
Seven Son Flower Leaf
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1415
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1416
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1417
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1418
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1419
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1420
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1421
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1422
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1423

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
Seven Son Flower
Heptacodium miconioides
Add To Cart

How large is this tree? View the Size Guide.

This item is not available in your area at this time, please contact us to discuss other options.

Unusual and uncommon is how we would describe Seven Son Flower, despite the fact that it’s a fast-growing tree that blooms a long time, smells great, and is easy to grow.  This small- to medium-sized tree’s jasmine-scented flowers arrive in late summer—a nice change from all the spring-flowering trees that abound.  Plant Seven Sons near your patio or porch, then stand back while the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds swarm the flowers like paparazzi.  And when the blooms are spent, the flowers don’t just fade away, but turn fuchsia-pink and hang around a while longer!  This is one cool flowering tree that deserves to be more widely known.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

The Story

Seven Son Flowers was brought to the U.S. by Harvard's famed plant explorer E.H. "Chinese" Wilson in 1907. However, no plants survived that trip, and the species fell back into obscurity. Seventy-three years later, Americans again ventured to China to locate the rare plant and were successful. Today gardeners can get their hands on this wonderful tree that is still quite uncommon. The plant's name refers to how the tiny flowers are grouped into clusters of seven. They resemble the flowers of honeysuckle - to which they are related - and are butterfly manna.

The Details

Enjoy this unique, small scale tree on your patio all summer long, then plant it into the landscape in the fall for long term beauty. Spectacular, long lasting, fragrant white flowers bloom in early fall. The exceptional look is enhanced by the tan peeling bark. No wonder it is a Gold Medal Plant Award winner from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and a Cary Award Winner from the Worcester County Horticultural Society for its outstanding performance, hardiness and eye-appeal.

How to Grow

Seven Son Flower is a medium-fast grower in average soils and full sun to part shade. Its growth is rather erratic, but picturesque. This tree needs regular water in summer to perform its best, so if a week goes by without rain, it will appreciate a drink from the hose. Seven Son does tend to accumulate a bit of deadwood, but usually the branches affected are small and easily pruned out. It is otherwise simple to grow. Be prepared to explain to your neighbors what this interesting tree is and where they can get one!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Medium-Fast
Leaf Color Green
Flower Color White
Flower Time Late Summer
Fruit Color Pink
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner Yes
PA Gold Medal Award Yes
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

6-8' tall low branched, multi-stemmed form. Full, large and well branched grown in our #15 tree container. Great selection!

Customer Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Seven Son Flower Tree
Seven Son Flower Leaf
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1415
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1416
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1417
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1418
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1419
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1420
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1421
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1422
Seven Son Flower Additional Product Shot 1423