Oxydendrum arboreum /Sourwood

Oxydendrum arboreum  / Oxydendrum arboreum
Summer flowers hanging below foliage
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Scientific Name: Oxydendrum arboreum
Common Name: Sourwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Racemes, up to ten inches long, of creamy-white, fragrant flowers cover the tree in early summer. Large leaves on drooping branches are green in summer turn yellow to orange and mostly scarlet in fall. The autumn color is spectacular on this small native tree. Flowers attract butterflies and seeds are eaten by birds.