Oxydendrum arboreum--Sourwood, Sorrel Tree

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Oxydendrum arboreum--Sourwood, Sorrel Tree

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Sourwood usually grows to 20 feet but can be from 50 to 60 feet tall and spread 25 to 30 feet. The tree grows slowly, adapts to sun or shade and prefers a slightly acid, peaty loam. The tree transplants easily when young but may not be fully hardy in Michigan. The flowers are borne in terminal clusters of racemes. The racemes curve upward creating a graceful effect at flowering in mid to late summer. The fall color is red and orange.

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