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Sourwood Tree

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Sourwood Tree do not bloom until the heat of summer.

Hardy Planting Zone- Zones 3-9

 Bloom Season - Early summer

 Bloom Color - White

 Height at Maturity - 30'

 Soil Type Preferred- Acidic, sandy, or clay soil that is properly drained

 Sun or Shade - Full Sun

 Sourwood trees are one of the few trees that have no related species. 

It goes by some other names, such as the sorrel tree, the elk tree, or the arrowwood tree.

  Sourwood trees produce fragrant flowers in the early summer. Their flowers are small, white, and laden with pollen, akin to lilies-of-the-valley. The leaves of the Sourwood tree alternate along the stalk and can be up to 8 inches long. These leaves turn purple or bright red in autumn. The Sourwood tree also produces small brown fruit that ripens to a gray color in the fall. The bark of the Sourwood tree is dark red or brown with deep furrows. It got its name from the acidic taste of its leaves, which were once brewed into a tea to treat illness.

  These trees grow between one and two feet per year and should be planted to receive the maximum amount of sun. 

They can thrive in many different soils. The most significant factor for Sourwood tree growth is that the soil must have proper drainage. These trees provide excellent fall color. The more sun the leaves receive throughout the year, the brighter the fall colors of this tree will be. The Sourwood tree has no universal issues with pests. Only young Sourwood trees should be transplanted. 

  The white Sourwood flowers are famous for their role in a unique kind of honey. Bees produce delicious honey when they pollinate Sourwood flowers. This honey is slow to granulate and very hard to find. 

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