heptacodium

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.

Heptacodium miconioides

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.

Heptacodium miconiodes flower

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.

Heptacodium miconiodes Sepals

Add to this great pest and disease resistance and small stature and we come close to perfection!

Find the best Trees for your Garden

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.

Trees

Abies: The Fir Tree

Natives

Native Abies: Native Fir

Natives

Native Acer Circinatum:

Vine Maple
Trees

Acers for Fall Color

Trees

Acer palmatum: Japanese Maple

Trees

Bird Haven

Trees

Cercis: Redbud

Trees

Conifers

Trees

Cornus: Dogwood

Trees

Cryptomeria: Japanese Cedar

Trees

Fruit Trees

Trees

Ginkgo: Maidenhair Tree

Trees

Heptacodium: Seven Sons Flower

Trees

Lagerstroemia: Crape Myrtle

Trees

Larix: Larch Tree

Trees

Magnolia Trees

Natives

Malus fusca

Western Crabapple
Trees

Miniature Conifers

Trees

Oxydendrum: The Sourwood Tree

Trees

Picea: The Spruce Tree

Natives

Pinus: Native Pine

Trees

Planting Tips

Trees

Pruning Guide

Trees

Prunus: Cherries &
their Prunus relatives

Natives

Quercus: Garry Oak

Trees

Salix: Willow

Trees

Stewartia

Trees

Styrax: Japanese Snowbell

Trees

Tree Selection Guide