Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)


With its white blooms during the summer and its brilliant red leaves during the fall, Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) captivates and fascinates.  This tree is common throughout the southeastern portion of North America.  Here are some typical characteristics of the tree:

its leaning trunk . . .


. . . its green leaves tinged with red . . .


. . . its drooping sprays of white flowers — so appreciated by bees . . .


. . . its striking fall foliage . . .


. . . and its young twigs in winter.


To learn more about Sourwood, including how its flowers become equally lovely sprays of seed capsules, watch this video:

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