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Oxydendrum arboreum

Sourwood
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 10 feet , Maximum 30 feet
Width: Minimum 10 feet , Maximum 20 feet
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An excellent tree of small size, 20-25', grown mainly for its exquisite autumn colors of breathtaking yellow and crimson. Clusters of white flowers hang from the tips of shoots in July and August. These are followed by attractive seed clusters of pale green, turning silver and providing interest into the winter months. A dainty tree with great appeal for any garden. Grows well in full sun to partial shade and moist but well drained acidic and peaty soils.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

Oxydendrum is an underused plant, to say the least. This is a small to medium tree which is suitable for large planters or small gardens. The drooping fragrant flower panicles in the summer veil the tree in white and the flowers persist after the foliage turns in the fall; the scarlet fall color is unsurpassed. The tree is listed as zone 5 but there is one flowering in Maine.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

Deciduous, small to medium-sized pyramidal shaped tree. Small, but fragrant white urn-shaped flowers in late July. Planting in more sun translates into better fall color and more bloom.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

Excellent med-sized tree for its late summer white fl clusters, followed quickly by spectacular scarlet fall color. Sun-PSh/Med

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7 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

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Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Big Trees Today Inc. Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-640-3011 BB: 1
Chrishaven Trees Burlington, WA Email now 360-757-8996 BB: 1
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  • Harold M. Miller Landscape Nursery Jefferson, OR Email now 503-399-1599 BB: 1 Container: 1
    Heritage Seedlings & Liners Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-585-9835 Bare Root: 4 Container: 4 Liner: 4 Seedling: 4
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  • J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Boring, OR Email now 503-663-4128 Container: X
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  • Treephoria LLC Boring, OR Email now 503-663-0220 Container: 1
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  • Youngblood Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-8619 Container: 2