Heptacodium miconioides

Seven-Son Flower Tree


Conestoga House & Gardens, 1608 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster PA (near entrance)


Normally grown as a shrub, this mature specimen is in tree form. A native of China.  [The middle two photos are not from CH&G.]


This amazing species produces white flowers in late summer, but when the white petals fall, the long-lasting pink sepals remain to give the appearance that the tree is flowering a second time. (Sepals are the structures that protect the flower bud and then support the petals during the bloom.)