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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
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 too, such as the sorrel tree, the elk tree, or the arrowwood tree.
Sourwood trees produce a fragrant flower 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 where they can receive the maximum amount of sun.
They can thrive in many different soils. The biggest 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.