Festival of Leaves, Week #2: Sourwood

Our Sourwood tree is just beginning to turn red here in the North Georgia mountains.   See more autumn leaves or join the Festival of Leaves challenge here.

Now on display in my corner of North Georgia: Sourwood

The sourwood tree, also known as the sorrel tree, is native to eastern North America and primarily is found in the lower Appalachian region.  It can grow as a small tree or large shrub from 10 to 20 meters (30-65 feet) tall.  In the spring it produces bell-shaped flowers on long panicles, and in the…