Count the petals – there are 7 in each flower star.
Seven-son-flower (Heptacodium miconioides) flowers late summer when the butterfly migration is underway. A pollinator plant for bees, moths and butterflies. Rosy-red sepals follow the flowers giving seven-son-flower an appearance that it is still flowering. The exfoliating bark gives winter interest to the landscape. It is a tough tree and low maintenance doing well in full sun or part shade. Matures 10-20′ h x 10′ w. Zone 5-9.
What are your favorite pollinator plants?
Seven son flower is one of many pollinator plants for the garden. Explore more in Butterflies and Bees Love These.