Temple of Bloom® Seven-son flower

Four seasons of beauty. Heptacodium has always been an under-used shrub: let’™s change that! Temple of Bloom® heptacodium was years in development and improves on the straight species with a more compact habit and an earlier bloom, which means that its cherry-red bracts show up sooner for a memorable fall display. Handsome, high quality foliage and attractive peeling bark make this truly a plant for all seasons.

Additional information

Dimensions6 × 6 ft
Botanical Name

Heptacodium miconioides 'SMNHMRF' PP#30,763

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Red, White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

6-10'

Width/Spread

6-10'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Cottage gardens, Foundations, Specimen

Features

Attracts pollinators, Deer resistant, Fall interest, Fragrant, Tree, Winter Interest

Blooms on

New wood

Breeder

Tim Wood

Plant Care

Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Soil: Any average soil will do, provided it is well-drained. Water: Average water needs; fairly drought tolerant once established. Fertilizing: Nothing special required. Once a year in spring is sufficient, but can be fertilized monthly from early spring through late July if desired. We recommend a granular (not liquid) rose fertilizer. Pruning: Little needed. May be selectively pruned to create the desired branching structure if you’d like; this is best done in early spring, when the plant’s structure can be clearly seen. Any branches you are removing should be removed entirely – avoid cutting this plant back.