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Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

Spotted this tree growing on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

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12 Oct, 2011


It is a beautiful tree, this is the largest one I have seen. I can see why they call it lily-of-the-valley tree.

12 Oct, 2011


a real delight, never seen one here ~ sadly.

12 Oct, 2011


they are very uncommon in Michigan too. They will grow and flower here but it is pushing it in terms of cold hardiness. If you ever get a chance to try one, you won't be disappointed and they don't get very large either. They're actually in the same family as rhododendron.

12 Oct, 2011


i would never have guessed it was rhododendron family ~ if i had a bigger garden i would certainly try one.

13 Oct, 2011


I never would have guessed so either, I remember reading that after I got a sourwood last summer.

13 Oct, 2011


just shows its worth the reading up.

14 Oct, 2011

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