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Common Name: Sourwood

Botanical Name: Oxydendron arboreum

Plant Type: Tree

Plant Size: 30-65 feet

Typical Bloom Time: June to July

Sourwood is native to the eastern United States. The drooping blooms of this shrub are a creamy white, and it exhibits fabulous fall color. Its shoots were used by the Cherokee and Catawba tribes to make arrows.

Park Locations

Conservatory Garden

East side from 104th to 106th Street