Eastern US, Virginia south to Georgia and west to Alabama.
Dry, gravelly soil, often found on mountain sides, prefers sun
Small tree or suckering shrub
Dark green in summer, dark yellow in fall.
Buds are reddish-pink
Cinnamon-brown color often showing an exfoliating character.
Butterfly attractant, white fragrant flowers, blooms in early summer
Small capsules, brown, persist a year or two.