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Oxydendron arboreum

A strikingly lovely native tree (20-50' )with waxy white lily of the valley drooping flowers clusters in early summer that are attractive to honeybees (Sourwood honey is fabulous! and other pollinators. Fall color is a dramatic flaming red. Oxydendron enjoy well-drained soil that is evenly moist during the growing season and is a complement to rhododendrons and other ericaceous plants. best to start with young plants as they can be temperamental transplanting.
Genus Oxydendron
Common Name Sourwood
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Part Sun, Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Summer, Fall
Season of Blooming Summer
Use Specimen, Naturalizing, Ornamental
Special Attributes Native Plant, Pollinator Friendly, Butterfly Attracting, Bird Attracting, Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Foliage Interest, Fragrant