The Q&A Archives: Heptacodium Micinoides

Question: I am a professional horticulturist. I recently purchased a shub/small tree from my wholesaler, Atlantic Nurseries, in Suffolk County New York and the name of the plant is Heptacodium micinoides. I have an extensive library at my disposal, but I simply cannot find out anything about this plant. My wholesaler has given me a few 'bare-bones' details about the plant. It is hardy to our zone here (6b-7). It produces a white jasmine-like flower in mid summer followed by very colorful bracts (reddish-orange) in the fall period. It will grow approx. 8" per year. They could supply me with no other name for this plant as well as no other details. Please let me know what you information you have about this plant.

Answer: Heptacodium miconioides is certainly an unusual plant. A quick web search using the google search engine and the corrected spelling as search term yielded a number of results. You might find the following information from the Chicago Botanic Garden at
of interest. Enjoy your new tree.

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