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Oxydendrum arboreum

Common Name(s):
Sourwood, Lily of the valley tree, Sorrel tree
Cultivar(s):
Chameleon
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Variable fall color- brilliant to deep red; flowers used by bees and butterflies; seeds for birds

Height:
20-30 ft.
Flower:
Fragrant, lily-of the valley like flowers in summer; greenish yellow seed pods that last into fall
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well drained soil but does well in dry soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal; slender trunk; drooping branches; narrow crown
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist to dry soil
Fruit:
Fragrant lily-of-the-valley like flowers in summer; greenish yellow seed pods that last into fall
Width:
10-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
3-8 in. alternate, simple leaves; variable fall color- yellow, red, purple
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 514

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