Fall color of Heptacodium miconioides, Seven-son Flower

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As an update to my September 20th post, below is a photo of the rose colored fruit capsule with sepals on a Heptacodium miconioides.  After the flowers dropped, the change from green to this color occurs.  This early fall feature adds another layer of interest to this shrub/tree.  So besides the six tiered airy flowers, it has seven great benefits in the garden:  1) attractive green leaves emerging in spring, 2) fragrant white flowers in mid summer, 3) butterflies visiting,  4) grayish stems exfoliating for year round interest, 5) rosey-red coloring after flowers drop for fall interest, 6) a medium growth rate, and 7) its unusual and different.  To learn more, read the post prior to this one.  Cathy T

Rosy sepals in fall

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