Tree from Georgia mountains

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Date Photo Taken: 5.25.2011
Location: Atlanta
Posted By: land234


What is this? I originally thought it was a certain tree (wont mention cause I don’t want to skew responses) but don’t think it is any more. The leaves are fuzzy (not glossy), light green, alternate with some being red. Its a nice looking tree just really wondering what it is. I have seen the same tree in the mountains 25’+ tall. Not as big as an Oak, but bigger than a Dogwood…

I transplanted this from the mountains to Atlanta last fall.



  1. Chops Unregistered says:

    Looks like a Sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum.

    May 28th, 2011 at 5:18 pm
  2. land234 Unregistered says:

    Thanks, that is what I thought it was, its just that this has kinda furry leaves, and Sourwoods are supposed to have glossy.

    I guess we’ll see what it does as it gets older!

    June 12th, 2011 at 7:27 am
  3. Sherry Registered says:

    Definitely looks like sourwood to me too.

    June 26th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

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