FAMILIAR TREES OF SOUTH CAROLINA CLEMSON EXTENSION BUL 117

Sourwood
Oxydendrum arboreum
In summer the sourwood tree has long, drooping clusters of fragrant white flowers resemble lily-of-the-valley. They are the source of the famous sourwood honey. The leaves turn bright scarlet, orange or crimson in the fall, and are sour to taste.

Natural distribution in South Carolina


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