Strolling through Portland neighborhoods in October one may catch a hint of honeysuckle on the air and assume that it emanates from a flowery vine in the area.
Indeed there may be a few stray honeysuckle flowers still about, but it’s more likely coming from this unassuming tree. Seven Sons Flower, Heptacodium miconioides, spends October covered in tiny white flowers that pack a fruity sweet scent that is not to be missed.
It gets even better when berries form and hot pink sepals (similar to Abelia sepals) cover the tree in dusky pink. When the show is over, the tree continues to perform, showing off lovely bark that peels off in long shredded bits.
Add to this great pest and disease resistance and small stature and we come close to perfection!
We carry a wide variety of trees year-round. These represent only a fraction of what you will find and are some of our favorites. Note: Viewing a Native Plant will take you into our Native Plant section.