Height: 25-30' 15-20' spread
Light: Full sun
Bloom: White summer panicles
Foliage, Orange, red fall
Landscape: Butterfly garden; shade or understory tree
More information and native range here
Pollinator value: Very High. Butterflies, native bees, wasps, flies; larval host to several moth species.
Also called Lily-of-the-Valley Tree because of the beautiful urn-shaped flowers that flay out in summer and persist into the fall. Glorious red-purple fall foliage.
Honey made from Sourwood nectar is prized and sought after. Best in acidic soil and away from urban stresses.