Sourwood

Oxydendrum arboreum

Sourwood

Sourwood is truly a tree for all seasons with its lovely flowers that open in mid-summer, excellent fall color, and hanging racemes of fruit capsules in the winter. It is a great tree for slightly acidic, well-drained soils. It can be grown in full sun or partial shade although flowering and fall color are best in full sun. Sourwood is a slow-growing tree that reaches a height of 25 to 30 feet.