Heptacodium Temple Of Bloom

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SKU
100051

Very Rare And Beautiful Large Shrub!

Now is the time to take your garden to the next level. No more "common" plantings. Nothing that will make people smile politely as they're stifling a yawn. Now is the time for you to be the first in your neighborhood - maybe the first in your city and quite possibly the first in your state - to plant Heptacodium Temple of Bloom® (Heptacodium miconiodes 'SMHMRF' PP#30763).

Heptacodium is native to China and is very rare. So rare that it might not even exist in the wild anymore. It has only recently become available in the nursery market and even then, only in small quantities. We are super excited to offer to you this exciting new selection of the species introduced through Proven Winners, but please don't hesitate to order yours early. They WILL sell out and we only have a limited supply.

Heptacodium is a small tree that looks reminiscent of a crape myrtle when it's in full bloom. The white flowers come in whorls on big puffy panicle and completely cover each branch tip for an impressive display. Each whorls contains 7 flowers, which is why in China this is known as "Seven Son Flower". Unlike Crape Myrtles, though, after the white flowers are done blooming they reveal vivid red, fan-like bracts that look even more spectacular than the flowers almost like they are in full bloom again in a whole new color! These pods last well into winter when the leaves fall. Then the peeling Birch-like bark takes center stage. This is a true four season stunner!

Birds, butterflies, hummingbirds and bees swarm to the September bloom to appreciate the fall nectar and you will appreciate the flurry of activity. Do your part in helping preserve this rare beauty for the world. Order yours from us today and let us know how it does for you.

  • An excellent selection of this rare and unique plant
  • Fragrant white flower clusters appear on each branch tip
  • Cherry-Red Bracts In Fall Lasts for Weeks
  • Long Blooming, Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Magnet
  • Easy to Grow, widely adaptable small tree or larger shrub

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Heptacodium Temple Of Bloom Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Heptacodium miconiodes 'SMHMRF'
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well drained soils
Moisture Water to establish
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Bracts are red in fall