Sourwood, oxydendrum arboreum

Sourwood, oxydendrum arboreum
Item# DA-sourwood
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Product Description

Inventory as of Jan 10, 2016: 10000 Seeds Seeds are very small, for reference there's about 4 million in a pound.

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 30%; Where Harvested (location) - Tennessee

The Sourwood is a medium sized tree usually found in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The thick bark of the Sourwood is gray to brown, deeply fissured, and it has narrow, scaly ridges. This tree grows in moist, well-drained soil that contain a large amount of humus. It requires acid soil. It generally grows with oaks and pines on valley slopes and in uplands. The Sourwood ranges throughout much of the southeastern United States to northern Florida and westward to Louisiana. Ohio is at the northern edge of its range and the tree is found only in a dozen or so southern counties. Although attractive as a ornamental , the Sourwood "is rather difficult to transplant and is not common in cultivation. The wood has little or no commercial value. Sometimes woodworkers make tool handles ans small turned articles from its wood. Deer browse on the tree's twigs. In some areas Sourwood honey is much admired. The Sourwood has some awesome fall color going from red or yellow or even purple in autumn. Sourwood can reach a height of 20-50 ft. Some have reached heights of 70 feet. Hardy to zone 6.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: None required. Stratification: None required. Germination: Sow immediately, surface sow seed, press seed into soil, keep moist.