Common Name: Sourwood
Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Growth Rate: Slow
Site Requirements: Sun to partial shade; well drained soil but does well in dry soil
Form: Pyramidal; slender trunk; drooping branches; narrow crown
Height: 20 to 30'
Width: 10 to 15'
Leaf: 3 to 8" alternate, simple leaves; variable fall color - yellow, red, purple
Flower/Fruit: Fragrant, lily-of the valley like flowers in summer; greenish yellow seed pods that last into fall Comments: Excellent native tree; difficulty to transplant; shallow root system; flowers attract bees and butterflies; seeds for bird