Sourwood Tree


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    Posted by Eric Williams on 29th Aug 2019

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

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


Sourwood tree has one more special treat for anyone who loves honey

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

The sourwood, also known as Oxydendrum arboretum, is a medium-sized deciduous tree that is native to the Eastern and Southeastern United States. It can be found from the coast of Virginia to North Carolina, over into Southern Ohio and Indiana and down to the coast of 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 either full sun or partial shade, it’s flowers, and fall color does 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 that are about a quarter inch in 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 year's 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 little 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 flame. These trees likewise deliver little 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, remains genuinely little.