Sourwood, Sorrel Tree, Lily-of-the-Valley Tree
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow 14-15' over 12-15 year period.Mature Height - 25-30' can grow 50-75'Mature Width - 20'Longevity - Medium, maturity between 125-175years.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - White perfect, urnshaped .25" long, June-early July, fragrant.Fruit - Dehisant, 5 valved .33" long capsule, yellowish at first finally brown.Leaf - Fall Color - Yellow, red and purple.Bark - Grayish-brown to brown, thick deeply furrowed with scaly ridges.Other Features - Excellent flowering tree, literally smothers foliage.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant balled and burlapped or container grown into acid peaty moist well drained soil.Native Habitat - Zones 5-9, Virginia to North Carolina, South West Pennsylvania, South Ohio, Indiana, Western Kentucky to Florida and Louisana. Inroduced in 1747.Diseases and Insects - Leaf Spots and Twig Blight, neither of which are serious.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Sourwood.- Other plants of the family Ericaceae.- Other plants of the genus Oxydendrum.- Other plants of the species Oxydendrum arboreum.