Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sourwood Tree

Sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum, is an important nectar crop for honeybees. They make an excellent landscaping tree with their Lily of the Valley-looking flowers (which are very mildly scented) and their brilliant red fall color. Filmed above is a young sapling that only has 5 sprigs worth of flowers, for lack of a better term, and it's already getting a decent amount of pollinator attention. Sourwood honey is said to be a world class honey, making this tree an excellent choice for your landscape.