Oxydendrum arboreum

Sourwood, Sorrel Tree, Lily-of-the-Valley Tree

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth 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.
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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.
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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.