When they first bloom, the Seven Sons trees (Heptacodium miconioides) have white, fragrant flowers. After the flowers finish blooming in late summer/early fall, the second act begins: the sepals turn a lovely fuschia/reddish color that persists for weeks. My husband and I just love this plant, we have 2 in our yard. When more mature than the pair we’ve got , the trees/shrubs have interesting exofoliating bark. Seeing the flowers and then the “second bloom” of the sepals is fast becoming a favorite sign of fall for me.