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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Oxydendrum arboreum (Sourwood)
Though native to parts of the Mid-Atlantic Region,* Sourwood is more common in the South, including Virginia’s southern half. In residential landscapes, this decorative tree offers year-round appeal: lily-of-the valley-like flowers, breathtakingly brilliant fall foliage, persistent fruit capsules and reddish color twigs.
*Though not native to DC or NoVA, it is indigenous to a few counties in MD and PA, besides the southern half of VA.
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants:
Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets