Sourwood Tree

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Bloom Season
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
November Through April
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Drought Tolerant Plants,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Planting Zones 5-9
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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Sourwood Tree

    Posted by Jimmie M Brantley on Apr 28, 2022

    Not just average trees but top quality trees. I was very pleased with my purchase

  • 4
    Sourwood Tree

    Posted by Vickie Stapleton on Apr 28, 2022

    Very nice trees

  • 4
    Sourwood Tree

    Posted by Pamela Spies on Apr 28, 2022

    Recently lined these trees up along side my fence line. They are beautiful top quality trees.

  • 5
    Sourwood Tree

    Posted by Garland Hunter on Apr 28, 2022

    Beautiful quality trees

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

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 is 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 receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April


Oxydendrum Arboreum is the scientific name for the sourwood tree


This particular tree has some of the most stunning fall foliage to be found anywhere. You can find this tree plant as far west as Ohio and as far east as Pennsylvania in terms of longitude. Also, gardeners may find it in Louisiana and Mississippi in the South. It is a lovely tree for landscaping, and it's well-liked for its beauty and adaptability in different environments.


This tree got its name from the sour taste of its leaves. It's also known as the Sorrel tree since the leaves of a common edible plant called Sorrel have a sour taste similar to the leaves on this sapling.


Sourwood Trees turns a beautiful flaming red color in the fall


Aside from its magnificent foliage, the tree also has lovely flower plumes. Late in the summer, the leaves begin to change color, and in the autumn, they achieve their full brilliance. As the animation progresses, the leaves may take on purple hues. A bright yellow hue is the lighter shade in its spectrum.


In many of its habitats, this tree can reach incredible heights. In addition, the tree's growth spans a large area. Seedlings of Sourwood can spread out for up to 20 feet.


As a result of the growth, the soil becomes much more well-drained. That means the soil shouldn't be too wet and should have enough material to break up the denser parts of the soil. The soil should have loam, sand, and small fibrous elements to guarantee good drainage. It would be best to plant this variety of seedlings in slightly acidic soil. That is advantageous to this particular tree.


The tree will endure partial shade if it is required during its development. Fortunately, this tree does not appear to be plagued by pests such as bugs or harmful rodents. It is naturally healthy and does not suffer from a lot of ailments. Hardiness Zones 5–9 are ideal for sourwood seedlings.


The Sourwood tree's flowers are recognized for their beauty. These delicate pink blooms bloom during the summer months

These gorgeous blossoms are, unsurprisingly, appealing to bees in various ways. The pleasant flavor of the nectar attracts these animal insects to the blossoms. When bees pollinate these flowers, honey with the flavor of the blossoms is produced. In honeybee farming, this type of honey is highly sought. It has a particular flavor that may be traced back to the Sourwood tree.


The sapling of Sourwood is a charming addition to the landscaping. These trees, named after their sour-tasting leaves, reach impressive heights, have stunningly brilliant foliage, prefer well-drained soil. They thrive in full sun and produce the most exquisite blossoms. Their magnificent crimson and purple leaves, as well as their wildlife attractiveness, add to the natural scenery surrounding the residence. 


Height At Maturity: 25-30'

Sun Exposure: Partial - Full Sun

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color: Red Fall Foliage, Green

Shipped as: Bareroot, Seedlings


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