Oxydendrom arboreum- Sourwood is a slow growing, North American native understory tree. It is a wonderful addition to the garden or as a specimen tree. Plant it along side Rhododendron and Azaleas for all summer bloom since Sourwood blooms the end of June into July and persists into August when most other flowering trees have finished. The white flowers are slightly fragrant resembling lily-of-the-valley blossoms. The panicle is 4-8″ long and cover the plant. In the fall a second round of color comes when the rich green foliage turns yellow, bright red and purple. Plant in full sun to part shade in rich, well drained, acidic soil. As a bonus the bees love the flowers and produce Sourwood honey.

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