Friday, 4 September 2015

Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium miconioides
A large and very hardy shrub from northern China, grown mainly for the clusters of white flowers which are produced in late summer and which are extremely popular with butterflies. After a hot summer, these turn pink, or at least, the calyces turn pink around the fruits.
Heptacodium miconioides
The long curving leaves are also good, and in winter the flaking bark is a feature.
Heptacodium miconioides
To keep the plant a more manageable size and to get really big leaves (up to 9ins long), cut it back hard every few years.
For almost any soil in sun.
2L pots ~ £8



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