Heptacodium Temple Of Bloom
Very rare and beautiful!
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 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 it to you, 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 (6’-10’ tall) that looks reminiscent of a crape myrtle when it’s in full bloom in spring and summer. The white flowers come in whorls on big puffy panicles. 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 are replaced with cherry-red bracts over the seed pods that look even more spectacular than the flowers! 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 and bees 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.
* Very rare
* White flowers
* Long blooming
* Cherry-red bracts in fall
* Completely unique in the US
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Heptacodium miconiodes 'SMHMRF'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 10 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained soils|
|Moisture||Water to establish, and as needed when dry|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Bracts are red in fall|