Oxydendrum arboreum

sourwood

Ericaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen tree.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Noted as a good honey tree.
Native Habitats: Steep stream banks and ridges, hammocks, bluffs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B