During Winter and some early Spring shipments, some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT.
This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate, Slow growth rate
Light requirements: Full Sun, Partial Sun and shade
Plant Group: Good wildlife plants, Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Plant Zone: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Size at Maturity: 20 - 30 ft
Size at time of shipping: 18 to 24" branched plant,
12-18 inches at time of shipping. Ships bareroot items will arrive within 1-10 days from date the plant(s) are ordered.
Oxydendrum arboretum - Sourwood is a native tree that is a consistent favorite here at our nursery. The drooping panicles of brilliant white flowers begin in mid-summer and persist into autumn. The vibrant and dependable fall color of Sourwood often transitions from an orange red to brick red to flaming scarlet and displays the most vivid fall colors of any tree species.
Sourwood 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 sour wood can tolerate dry soils, it needs irrigation during drought periods, particularly when accompanied by high temperatures.