- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Oxydendrum arboreum
- PLANT TYPE: Tree
- SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: oks-ee-DEN-drum ar-BOR-ee-um
- TAGS: Plant Tags: bees, ornamental, and summer. Plant Types: Tree.
Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) grows in sun to light shade; sun will bring out the best fall color; prefers moist, acidic soil, but is adaptable. Genus name comes from the Greek oxys (sour) and dendron (tree) in reference to the sour tasting foliage. Other Common Names: Lily of Valley Tree,...