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Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium miconioides
Heptacodium miconioides has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Heptacodium miconiodes is a small tree, reaching about 4m in UK conditions.

The tree produces abundant clusters of scented creamy-white long-lasting flowers in late summer, which are very attractive to bees at a time when most other trees and plants are no longer in flower.

After the flowers have fallen their pink / red calyxes remain, providing additional colour and interest.

The light brown bark peels off in sheets in winter, revealing darker brown bark underneath.

Heptacodium miconioides trees for bees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £87.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

How to grow

Heptacodium miconiodes is easy to grow and suitable for most soils.

History

Heptacodium miconiodes is quite rare in its native China, but has become a popular ornamental tree in western Europe and North America. It is also known as the Seven Sons tree (a direct translation of its Chinese name).

Heptacodium miconioides characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) - 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive barkScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightTolerates shade
  • PruningLight prune
  • Site conditionsOccasional drought
  • WildlifeMelliferous
  • BarkBrown - lightBrown - chocolatePeeling
  • Country of originChina
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Heptacodium Miconioides