oxydendrum

As autumn nears we begin to look for mornings to chill & leaves to brighten. Sourwood is one of many trees to provide the gold, scarlet & purple that dots our neighborhoods in fall. Lacy strands of creamy berries show against the coloring leaves as well, adding graceful texture.

Sourwood is equally at home as a center piece or natural planting & is small enough to fit most city yards.

Characteristics:

Just one species exists, Oxydendrum arboreum. Flowers are creamy white bells held on chains & blooming in August. Pointed oval leaves are green & turn bright yellow, red & purple in fall before dropping. Fruit is creamy yellow & shows against the leaves as they change color into fall. Bark looks like gray alligator skin. The tree is upright with a round head & slow-growing


oxydendrum arboreum
Oxydendrum
oxydendrum arboreum  Fall color

Find the best Trees for your Garden

We carry a wide variety of trees year-round. These represent only a fraction of what you will find and are some of our favorites. Note: Viewing a Native Plant will take you into our Native Plant section.

Trees

Abies: The Fir Tree

Natives

Native Abies: Native Fir

Natives

Native Acer Circinatum:

Vine Maple
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Acers for Fall Color

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Acer palmatum: Japanese Maple

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Bird Haven

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Cercis: Redbud

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Conifers

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Cornus: Dogwood

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Cryptomeria: Japanese Cedar

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Fruit Trees

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Ginkgo: Maidenhair Tree

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Heptacodium: Seven Sons Flower

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Lagerstroemia: Crape Myrtle

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Larix: Larch Tree

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Magnolia Trees

Natives

Malus fusca

Western Crabapple
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Miniature Conifers

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Oxydendrum: The Sourwood Tree

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Picea: The Spruce Tree

Natives

Pinus: Native Pine

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Planting Tips

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Pruning Guide

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Prunus: Cherries &
their Prunus relatives

Natives

Quercus: Garry Oak

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Salix: Willow

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Stewartia

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Styrax: Japanese Snowbell

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Tree Selection Guide