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Oxydendrum arboreum

Common Name: Sourwood

Exceptional ornamental with handsome glossy summer foliage. A medium tree that grows to 45 ft., it prefers full sun and an acidic, well-drained soil. Honeybees relish the nectar of the delicate, heather-like blooms, borne on the branch ends like white bouquets in mid-summer. Sourwood honey is a particular delight, so special that it's sold only regionally in the Southeast, and fetches a premium at roadside stands. Oxydendrum in the autumn is a sight for tired eyes, as the foliage shows off rich blends of orange, red and yellow.

Flower Color: White
Zones: 5-9
Growth Habit: Tree
Height: 20-30
Spread: 15-20
Light Needs: Sun-Shade
Flowering Season: Spring
Leaf Color: Green
Plant Features: Drought Tolerant, Great Plant Picks

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