Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium miconioides, Seven Son Flower Tree, located at University Parks, Lady Margaret Hall Gate.

Filling LMH gateway in the Parks with a heady scent currently is Heptacodium miconioides. It is a fairly large deciduous shrub which will grow to approximately 6 metres tall.

It has simple mid green 3 veined leaves and has delicate creamy white flowers from late summer to mid-autumn. They are hardy and are happy in full sun or partial shade. The soil needs to be well drained, as they don’t like being too wet. The specimen in the Parks coped well with the drought this year. The site should be slightly sheltered. They don’t usually require pruning, but if required can be pruned lightly in late winter.

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