Winter Interest: Seven-Son Tree

Posted on: December 21, 2019 | Written By: | Comments

Denise Quittmeyer

This Heptacodium miconioides tree not only has winter interest with its light tan peeling bark, but has showy, fragrant white flowers that appear in August, followed by vivid pink bracts that appear in the Fall. We just planted an allee of six of these small trees in our front yard, and look forward to the ongoing show!

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