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Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC (Sourwood)

  • T. J. Banko
  • M. A. Stefani
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 35)


Oxydendrum is a member of the family Ericaceae (heaths). The heath family is well known for its fruiting members, the blueberries, cranberries, and huckleberries, as well as for the highly desirable ornamental azaleas, rhododendrons, and mountain laurel. The sourwood genus has only one member, Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC, which is native to the southeastern and central United States.


Woody Plant Medium Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus Mountain Laurel Ericaceous Species Small Landscape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Banko
    • 1
  • M. A. Stefani
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia TechHampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension CenterVirginia BeachUSA

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