A fountain of flowers cascading from the treetops is the best description of the native Sourwood tree,Oxydendrum arboreum.
There is a second act to the Sourwood season, when, with the onset of cooler weather and shortening days it bursts forth into a breathtaking display of burgundy and red. One of the first trees to color in the fall it becomes a real standout among the fading greens of late summer.
Sourwood Trees bloom in July with the flowers open the entire month. Sourwood is hardy in zones 5 through 9