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Sourwood

Oxydendrum arboreum

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Description

Family:
Ericaceae

Foliage: 
n/a

Native Locale:
Coast of Virginia to North Carolina and in southwestern Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, Indiana, western Kentucky, Tennessee; Appalachians to western Florida and the coasts of Mississippi and Louisiana

Mature Height:
25 to 30 feet

Mature Width:
20 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 5

Soil Preference:
Prefers acid, peaty, moist, well- drained soil; does reasonably well in dry soils

Growth Habit:
Pyramidal tree, with rounded top and drooping branches, wooly and somewhat misshapen, pyramidal outline, often with regular distribution of branches

Rate of Growth:
Slow, 14 to 15' over a 12 to 15 year period

Disease and Insect:
Leaf spots and twig blight

Landscape Value: 
n/a

Additional Notes:
n/a

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