Heptacodium miconioides (Seven Sons Flower)

kemistry(8 - Oregon)September 3, 2012

Hello fellow fragrant plant addicts, here is a new plant for you to try:

Heptacodium miconioides or Seven Sons Flower


(image source: flickr)

I ran into this plant at my local nursery. The pleasantly floral scented flowers are covered with bees. Very fragrant! :)

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

You're terrible, Kemistry! And I'm shocked you didn't one up...or did you? ;)
I like that it feeds the critters and our noses!

-Robert

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 3:11PM
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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

Hey Robert, no I didn't get it; I don't have room for one at the moment. I was thinking of you when I saw this plant because it's a bee and butterfly magnet! ;) This plant seems to be pretty hardy, up to z5, maybe you can grow it in the ground if there's room for it. (hehe)

I think it smells sorta like a honeysuckle (though not as sweet and pretty as the Japanese Honeysuckle)

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 11:02PM
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olympia_gardener(5)

oooh, kemistry, evil.... tempt me into another must have...The flowers are lovely. Each flower resembles the citrus flowers.

butterfly4u recommended this tree a while ago. I have already scouted out which local nursary carries this plant. It was on my shopping list but was not really in high priority... Was planning a trip to locall nursary in the fall. if it is on sale, I'll get one, if not, I can wait till next year... Now, knowing what the flowers look like and the honeysuckle scent... I can't wait to plant one in my yard ...OMG, my banker is going to call and tell me how bad I am lately... evil...

Robert, you should have one in you yard too. From what I've read and heard, it is a hardy and nice plant.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 9:11AM
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olympia_gardener(5)

oooh, kemistry, evil.... tempt me into another must have...The flowers are lovely. Each flower resembles the citrus flowers.

butterfly4u recommended this tree a while ago. I have already scouted out which local nursary carries this plant. It was on my shopping list but was not really in high priority... Was planning a trip to locall nursary in the fall. if it is on sale, I'll get one, if not, I can wait till next year... Now, knowing what the flowers look like and the honeysuckle scent... I can't wait to plant one in my yard ...OMG, my banker is going to call and tell me how bad I am lately... evil...

Robert, you should have one in you yard too. From what I've read and heard, it is a hardy and nice plant.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 9:12AM
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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

Olympia_gardener.. From reading your post, I plan to stop by the nursery this weekend to sniff it again. Lol.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 1:55PM
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butterfly4u

Here's mine


I have it planted on a non fertile hill poor thing, it does smell good though. keep it short cutting it down every year.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 6:36PM
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