Sourwood Tree
Sourwood Tree
Sourwood Tree Blooms
Sourwood Tree Blooms
Sourwood Tree Blooms
Sourwood Tree Autumn
Sourwood Tree Autumn Leaves
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Sourwood Tree

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The Oxydendrum Arboreum - Sourwood, also called Lilly of the Valley Tree or Sorrel Tree, is native North American tree that is not found on any other continent unless transplanted. The Sourwoods name is derived from the sour taste of the tea created by its leaves widely used by mountain climbers to quench their thirst. Although used extensively for western medicine like treating fevers, pains, diarrhea and dysentery, it is most known for producing fragrant blooms which bees make decadent honey that is extremely delicious and hard to come by. Drooping stalks of small, fragrant, white flowers that resemble lilies-of-the-valley bloom in mid-summer. This tree features red-brown bark with elliptic to oblong finely toothed leaves that are dark green during the summer months and later become intense shades of crimson, purple and yellow in the fall.

 Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Native to North America

White flowers, fragrant