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Oxydendrum arboreum


  • »  White flowers bloom in early summer
  • »  Butterflies and native bees love the nectar
  • »  Multi-season interest
  • »  Outstanding red, fall color
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It's a crime how underused this American Beauties tree is considering how rewarding, how attractive, and how easy to grow it is. It's always an eye-opener to see a mature specimen with its narrow form, deep green, peach-like foliage, its outstanding bloom, and its riveting fall color. Sourwood's clean foliage is a cooling presence in the landscape and great protection for your landscape's birds. It also is the perfect background for its sprays of small, white, lily of the valley-like flowers that are borne on long, terminal, drooping strings in July and August. These slightly fragrant flowers are a magnet for native insects and butterflies and stand out as one of the few trees with a considerable summer bloom. Sourwood follows up its summer show with an incredible display of fall color with a searing burst of deep crimson foliage. Sourwood thrives in full sun or partial shade is nearly pest free, and is ready to make your landscape a better place for you and your garden critters!

Summer Bloomer
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Supports Bees
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained