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It is perhaps most commonly found on rocky wooded slopes in the Appalachian Mountains, often growing in combination with other heath family members that share the same acidic soil preferences. Gray bark on mature trees is fissured, ridged and scaly. Leaves have a sour taste, hence the common name, and also produce consistently excellent fall color, typically turning crimson red. Waxy, lily-of-the-valley-like, white flowers bloom on slender, drooping, one-sided terminal panicles in early summer. Flowers have a slight fragrance. Flower panicle stems remains in place as the flowers give way to 5-parted dry capsules that ripen to silver-gray in September. Capsules contrast well with the red fall color and provide continuing ornamental interest after leaves drop into winter. Flowers are quite attractive to bees. 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Sourwood Tree

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The Sourwood Tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) also know as the sorrel tree, is a deciduous understory tree that is native to the eastern United States. It is perhaps most commonly found on rocky wooded slopes in the Appalachian Mountains, often growing in combination with other heath family members that share the same acidic soil preferences. Gray bark on mature trees is fissured, ridged and scaly. Leaves have a sour taste, hence the common name, and also produce consistently excellent fall color, typically turning crimson red. Waxy, lily-of-the-valley-like, white flowers bloom on slender, drooping, one-sided terminal panicles in early summer. Flowers have a slight fragrance. Flower panicle stems remains in place as the flowers give way to 5-parted dry capsules that ripen to silver-gray in September. Capsules contrast well with the red fall color and provide continuing ornamental interest after leaves drop into winter. Flowers are quite attractive to bees. Sourwood honey is a highly prized local product.
HEIGHT: 20-50'
WIDTH: 10-25'
Prefers full sun to partial shade
Zones: 5-9
What you are purchasing is 1 Sourwood tree, shipped bare root, at a size of your choosing and wrapped in a moisture retaining bundle. Handle with care.
$9.99
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Sourwood Tree

I received my sourwood tree last week. Unfortunately, we have been buried under almost 3 feet of snow and frigid temps, so I "heeled it in" in a bucket filled with soil and put it in my unheated garage. I hope it will be okay like this until I can plant it outside. From the looks of our forecast, that won't be anytime soon. I'm keeping an eye on it to make sure it has enough moisture and that the pail of dirt does not freeze solid. Looks very healthy, so I'm hoping for the best. We had a sourwood that was split in two early last year in an ice storm, but I loved that tree. When it bloomed, it was absolutely covered with swallowtails of every kind. I'm hoping for the best with it's replacement

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J.V.

Nice single stemmed trunk, nicely staked - healthy and good size. Great price for the specimen received.

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