TEMPLE OF BLOOM® Seven-son flower

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 15-20' Width/Spread: 6-10'

Four seasons of beauty. Heptacodium has always been an under-used shrub: let’s change that! Temple of Bloom® heptacodium was years in development and improves on the straight species with a more compact habit and an earlier bloom, which means that its cherry-red bracts show up sooner for a memorable fall display. Handsome, high quality foliage and attractive peeling bark make this truly a plant for all seasons.


Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)

Soil: Any average soil will do, provided it is well-drained.

Water: Average water needs; fairly drought tolerant once established.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. Once a year in spring is sufficient but can be fertilized monthly from early spring through late July if desired. We recommend a granular (not liquid) rose fertilizer.

Pruning: Little needed. May be selectively pruned to create the desired branching structure if you’d like; this is best done in early spring when the plant’s structure can be clearly seen. Any branches you are removing should be removed entirely – avoid cutting this plant back.

Botanical Name

Heptacodium miconioides 'SMNHMRF' PP#30,763


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Red, White

Foliage Color







Full Sun


Average, Well-drained

Season of Interest



Borders, Cottage gardens, Foundations, Specimen


Attracts pollinators, Deer resistant, Fall interest, Fragrant, Tree, Winter Interest

Blooms on

New wood


Tim Wood

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