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Sourwood

Oxydendron arboreum


Description:

A slow growing tree that adapts to any light condition but grows it's best canopy in full sun.  Oxydendrons serve as hosts for butterfly larvae.

 

Common Name: Sourwood, Sorrel Tree, Lily of the Valley Tree
Botanical Name: Oxydendron
Type: Deciduous tree
Soil Preference: Will tolerate some drought and some salt but prefers well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH of 7.0 or less (acidic)
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Attributes: Pest tolerant, attracts butterflies, serve as hosts for butterfly larvae
Pests: Fall webworm is sometimes prevalent but not serious, no control is needed
Diseases: Leaf spots may sometimes cause leaf defoliation.
Care: Fertilize with Holly-tone approximately April 1st, May 20th, July 4th, August 15th & October 30th.  Keep granular fertilizers off foliage and away from stems and trunks.  Use 1/2 the recommended rate of fertilizer for new plantings.

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Oxdendron arboreum
Sourwood/Lily of the Valley Tree
zones 5-8
 
Description:  A pyramidal tree with a rounded top and drooping branches and white, urn-shaped fragrant flowers from June to early July. Prefers acidic soil.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June-July
Foliage Color: Green, orange & red fall colors
Height: 25-30'
Spread: 15-25'
 

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