Heptacodium miconioides, Heptacodium jasminoides, Seven Sons plant

Heptacodium miconioides, Heptacodium jasminoides

Seven Sons plant
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 5-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Heptacodium miconioides is a deciduous species native to China and is commonly referred to as the Seven Sons plant. Growing rapidly, it can reach up to 5-10 ft tall in the form of a large shrub, or 10-20 ft when a small tree. Generally, it prefers full sun or semi-shade, while requiring regular water. This plant blooms with white or off-white flowers that have a delightful fragrance and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Once the flowers fade and drop, they are replaced by fuchsia calyxes that last well into autumn.

This species is hardy to USDA Zone 5-9. For colder regions, it is best to grow this plant in a pot and bring it indoors during the winter. If keeping indoors, it should be placed near a window that receives plenty of sunlight. Also, make sure to monitor the soil moisture to maintain the ideal level to keep your Heptacodium miconioides healthy and vibrant.

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