Heptacodium miconioides is native to the mountains of the Hubei province, China. (Photo Source: http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/201500077.html)
It can grow in USDA zones 5-9.
Origin, history, and uses:
In 1907, Heptacodium miconioides was first collected in China by Ernest Wilson, a known plant collector of the time. 9 years later, Alfred Rehder, a botanist from the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, was credited for naming the tree. The tree was mainly forgotten until 1980 when botanists from the Arnold Arboretum returned to the Hubei province and collected seeds to bring to the United States. Since then, Heptacodium has become more popular, although it is still rare and considered a vulnerable population.
Heptacodium miconioids is a hardy, deciduous shrub that sheds its flowers in late Fall. During the Winter months, the bark exfoliates to reveal a rainbow of browns, greens, and creams.