#127 Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

After receiving a tip from a parent, the 4th grade class at Covenant Day School were taken on a park excursion in the woods of Warner Park as part of their study of forestry. They located this tree, which turned out to be the largest of its species in the state of North Carolina in 2007. The athletic fields behind this park have since been expanded, so it remains to be seen if the tree has survived.

Statistics (2007)

  • Circumference (In.): 93"
  • Height (Ft.): 49'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 47'
  • Total Points: 154

More Information

  • Nominated By: Covenant Day School 4th Grade Class
  • Year Added: 2007
  • Owned By: Covenant Day School
  • Current condition: Unknown
  • Neighborhood: Matthews
  • Property Type: Private School
  • Nearest Address: Warner Park, 515 Matthews Township Parkway
  • Ecological Value: Bees love sourwood. In fact, sourwood honey is a delicacy and has a sweet, district flavor palate of maple, caramel, and a bit of spice.