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Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

Didn't flower or grow very much this year (it is borderline hardy here) but the fall color is still amazing.

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lovely colour

26 Sep, 2011


Thank you! Usually it has a much brighter scarlet-red color, much brighter than burning bush. The flowers stay on the tree through fall (this one hasn't flowered yet) and it's really a cool effect. I think this is probably the prettiest US native flowering tree

29 Sep, 2011


You certainly have some great trees!

29 Sep, 2011


Thanks, the best part about working at a nursery is being exposed to a lot of beautiful plants that are often over-looked. It surprises me that many of my favorite trees/shrubs are not more common in the trade

30 Sep, 2011


Yes, I can understand that. Lovely for you to be able to see them tho! I work in a supermarket - regarded as a nice one here - I have the benefit of seeing lovely food - which I enjoy cooking with. No trees tho! It is next to a canal so there is a nice but short tree-lined walk from my car to the supermarket!

30 Sep, 2011


Food is nice too, you can't eat trees :)

1 Oct, 2011


Gorgeous colour....

1 Oct, 2011


very true Rk ~ hickory chips smell beautiful on the barbecue tho!!!

1 Oct, 2011


Can't argue with that, makes me miss summer already!

2 Oct, 2011


We have an 'Indian summer' here, 25+ ~ first ever for UK in October I think!

2 Oct, 2011

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