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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.


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