Seven Son Flower Tree (Heptacodium miconioides)

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Seven Son Flower Tree grows 15 to 20 feet in height.

 
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Foliage is strap-like.

 
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Flower buds, seven per stem, give this tree it's name.

 
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Flowers are white and appear in late August to September.

 
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Flowers are followed by pink calyxes in September.

 
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Fruit is purple and matures in fall surrounded by bright pink to red calyxes.

 
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Bark is bronzed and peeling, standing out  in winter.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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