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  • Exposure
    Sun or Shade
  • Height At Maturity
    Over 25 Feet
  • Planting Zones
    5-9
  • Shipped As
    Bare-root
  • Ships
    Mid November
  • Usage
    Vibrant Foliage

Sourwood Trees

Sale price$89.99

Size 1-2'
Quantity 25 Trees

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Linda Croxson
Sourwood trees

The trees look excellent - robust and healthy. There is a problem, however, with the packaging. The material provided to keep the roots moist was not fastened around them well enough and had allowed the roots of some trees to become completely dry.
We are planting them anyway and hope for the best, but it is a shame that such healthy, vigorous trees are not shipped with a similar care as is taken in growing them!

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Gretchen Whitman
Sourwood Tree

This tree is most observable during the warmer months of the year. Bees gather around, one of its big attractions.

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Sammy dean
Wonderful

They are absolutely beautiful they have white tassel blooms and purple leaves in the fall very exotic and majestic

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Eric Williams
Sourwood

This is a wonderful addition to our yard. Looks great where I planted it.

Sourwood is a Flowering, Bee Attracting Tree

Sourwood flowers attract bees that produce light to medium-colored honey, popular in the south. The sourwood, or Oxydendrum arboretum, is a medium-sized deciduous tree native to the Eastern and Southeastern United States. You can find the sourwood from the coast of Virginia to North Carolina, over into Southern Ohio and Indiana, and down to Mississippi and Louisiana.

It has a slow growth rate, reaches a height of 25-30 feet, and can take 12-15 years to reach a height of just 15 feet. This tree has a rounded top and drooping branches, making it appear graceful. Robbinsville, NC, is home to the most massive known Sourwood tree, with a height of 118 feet and a trunk that is 2 feet wide.

Sourwood can be grown in zones 5 to 9 and is a Fantastic Tree in Slightly Acidic Soil (pH 5.5-6.5).

While this tree will do well in full sun or partial shade, its flowers and fall color do best in full sun. It is sensitive to root disturbance and dry, compacted soil. The bark is a grayish-brown color tinged with red and features thick, scaly ridges. Its lumber is used for tool handles and, at one time, was used in wagon sled runners.

This tree has dark green, glossy leaves that are oblong. The sheets measure 3 to 8 inches long and taper off into a point. In early summer, the sourwood blooms with small, white, bell-shaped flowers about a quarter-inch in size that grow at the end of the branches. The flowers give way to small, brown fruit clusters that resemble tassels. In the fall, the leaves turn an intense red, purplish-red, or sometimes yellow, making this tree a real showstopper.

These lovely trees acquire their magnificence during the mid-year warmth months.

Unlike numerous others, these trees only sprout once the warmth of summer. The sourwood sprout tree is vast and white, coming in little bunches. These tiny sprouts are fragrant and go with the dark green clears out.

In the fall, these trees transform into red, yellow, and orange reference points, looking like living flames. Likewise, they deliver tiny dim seeds that flying creatures can eat, providing a winter sustenance source. The Sourwood tree develops as high as thirty feet, but it remains genuinely little.

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