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Temple Of Bloom® Seven-Son Flower

Category:

An outstanding tall shrub or small tree featuring clusters of fragrant white flowers in mid to late summer; spent flowers fall to reveal bright red bracts that are equally showy; open, upright-sprawling habit of growth, benefits from regular pruning

Characteristics

Species:
miconioides
Average Landscape Height:
10 feet
Average Landscape Width:
10 feet
Genus:
Heptacodium
Cultivar:
SMNHMRF
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
leggy
Density:
open
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
white
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
from mid to late summer
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Temple Of Bloom® Seven-Son Flower is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features abundant showy rose capsules from early to late fall. It has panicles of fragrant white flowers with red bracts at the ends of the branches from mid to late summer, which are interesting on close inspection. It has forest green deciduous foliage which emerges lime green in spring. The twisted pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The peeling tan bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Temple Of Bloom® Seven-Son Flower is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Temple Of Bloom® Seven-Son Flower will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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