Sourwood Trees

Sourwood Trees

About Sourwood Trees

Sourwood or sorrel tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) is the sole species in the genus Oxydendrum, in the family Ericaceae. It is native to eastern North America, from southern Pennsylvania south to northwest Florida and west to southern Illinois; it is most common in the lower chain of the Appalachian Mountains. The tree is frequently seen as a component of oak-heath forests.