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Sourwood Tree

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Planting Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type: Deciduous
Light requirements: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil Conditions: Dry, Moist, Well Drained
Height at Maturity: 20 - 30 ft
Growth Rate: Medium, Slow
Flowering: Yes
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: Fall, Summer
Qty Description Regular Price Member Price
Sourwood Tree - Quart - 1 Plant $21.95 $19.95
Sourwood Tree - Quart - 5 Plants $104.95 $94.95

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Shipping Details:

Our Sourwood Tree ships as a one quart size container plant.

Sorry we cannot ship any container plants with soil into CA,AZ,OR,HI,and AK. For these states all plants will be taken out of containers, the soil shaken off of the roots, and then roots dipped in water retention gel, then wrapped with moist medium and packaged to insure fresh and live delivery. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Orders shipping to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY are subject to a 20% handling charge due to additional plant preparation and shipping surcharges.


The Sourwood Tree is a native tree that is a consistent favorite flowering tree here at Greenwood . We have many customers who plant this flowering tree in groves for honey productionOxydendrum arboretum.

In mid summer, the Sourwood Tree  drooping panicles of brilliant white flowers begin and persist into autumn. The vibrant and dependable fall color of Sourwood Trees often transitions from an orange red to brick red to flaming scarlet and displays the most vivid fall colors of any tree species.

The flowering Sourwood Tree can be difficult to transplant and perform best when purchased as container grown plants. Greenwood Nursery only sells container-grown plants in this species. Sourwood trees should be planted into acid, moist, and well-drained soil high in organic matter. It is best in light shade, particularly during the heat of summer. Perfect for accent, grouping, or specimen plantings.

Although sourwood can tolerate dry soils, it needs irrigation during drought periods, particularly when accompanied by high temperatures. In zones 8 and 9, sourwoods should be planted in shaded areas.  The Sourwood Tree is not a good selection for polluted or urban areas.

Click here for planting instructions:

Planting Sourwood Trees

Video with the basics for planting container grown plants:
Planting Container Grown Plants

 

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