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Sourwood

Sourwood

Oxydendrum arboreum

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Pollinator Plants

Height: 20 to 50'

Container Size: 3 Gallon

Bloom Time: June to July

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Acidic, organically rich, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Oxydendrum arboreum, Lilly of the Valley Tree, Sorrel Tree

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$64.99

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Description

Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) is a small tree or large shrub that can reach 20-30′ in cultivation (50′ in the wild) and grows naturally in well-draining clearings and woodland bluffs, ravines, and hills. It is often used as an ornamental tree in landscaping, usually as a specimen tree or in group plantings. The showy, white, bell-shaped flowers bloom on drooping panicles resembling Lily of the Valley, hence one of the common names Lily of the Valley Tree. Sourwood produces more blooms in full sun, and the nectar attracts bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators. The leaves are dark green in summer but turn a vivid bright scarlet in fall. Pale yellow fruit capsules that appear after blooms are spent contrast well with the fall color and maintain winter interest after leaves drop. The fruit provides food for birds and small mammals. Natural hollows in the tree provide refuge for climbing reptiles and amphibians, bats, and other small wildlife.


 

Additional information

Height

20 to 50'

Container Size

3 Gallon

Bloom Time

June to July

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Acidic, organically rich, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Oxydendrum arboreum, Lilly of the Valley Tree, Sorrel Tree

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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