Sourwood Tree

Calculated at Checkout
Minimum Purchase:
25 units
(1 review) Write a Review

Reviews (1)

  • 5

    Posted by Eric Williams on Aug 29, 2019

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

Helpful Gardening Tips

Goes Well With


Shipping Information

We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.


Sourwood is a Flowering, Bee Attracting Tree

The summer flowers attract bees which produce light to medium colored honey that's popular in the south.

The sourwood, also known as 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 and 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 branches that droop, 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 the sourwood 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 that is 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.

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

Sourwood trees are lovely trees that acquire their magnificence during the mid-years warmth months.

These trees, not at all like numerous others, don't sprout until the warmth of summer. The sourwood's sprouts tree is vast and white, coming in little bunches. These tiny sprouts are fragrant and go with the dark green clears out. Sourwood trees transform in the fall into reference points of red, yellow, and orange, looking like living flames. Likewise, these trees deliver tiny dim seeds that can be eaten by flying creatures and give a winter sustenance source. The Sourwood tree develops as high as thirty feet. However, it remains genuinely little.


Sourwood Tree is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping