Oxydendrum arboreum

Sourwood

Ericaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Fall color, Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Specimen tree. Red in the fall.
Propagation:
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

Attracts bees and other pollinators.

Native Habitats:Steep stream banks and ridges, hammocks, bluffs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Noted for good honey