Sourwood Tree Seedlings

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Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones 4-9
November Through April
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Drought Tolerant Plants,
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Sourwood Tree Seedlings Description

Sourwood Tree Seedlings 

Sourwood Tree Seedlings are native to the Southeastern United States. They are hardy in growing zones 4 through 9, and most domesticated versions can grow up to 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Under ideal conditions, they may grow as much as 13 to 24 inches annually. These seedlings prefer areas of full sun for at least six hours per day and acidic and well-drained soil. As mature trees, they produce fragrant white blooms in summer and ornamental seed pods in winter.

 Plant these seedlings in damp soil rich with composted material, and water them often. These trees are mainly intolerant to drought and require ideal conditions to reach their full splendor. The leaves of a mature sourwood tree turn bright crimson and red in autumn. Later, ornamental seedpods appear that decorate the sourwood tree throughout winter.

Sourwood Tree Seedlings Attract Honeybees

These trees are often called sorrel trees, but they also go by other names, including lily-of-the-valley tree, sour gum, and arrowwood tree. The leaves of these trees are waxy green with an elongated shape. They can be chewed to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth but should not be swallowed. This tree gets its name from the sour taste of its leaves. From June through July, white blooms appear on mature sourwood trees. They’re bell-shaped in appearance and highly fragrant.

As the blooms fade and summer falls, blossoms drop away, and leaves turn from green to a brilliant red, purple, or yellow — with all colors often featured on a single tree. As they mature, these tree seedlings attract honeybees that produce delicious sourwood honey.

Sourwood Tree Seedlings May Live for 200 Years

When planted in a premium location and under ideal growing conditions, these seedlings may have a lifespan of between 100 and 200 years. It’s a tree that will bring shade, color, and beauty to your yard for generations. If you add these seedlings to your landscape, expect to see deer grazing among the leaves and twigs.

Most of these trees are edible, including the leaves that are chewed or made into tea, the bark that can soothe mouth pain, and the sap used to treat fever. Early pioneers had many uses for this compact shade tree, including harvesting the famous sourwood nectar made by bees from this tree’s fragrant blossoms.

Buy Sourwood Tree Seedlings at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery for Low Prices and Fast Shipping

Tennessee Wholesale Nursery sells sourwood tree seedlings at affordable prices with fast shipping. Young trees will be shipped bare-root when they’re between 6 and 24 inches tall, depending upon your preference. They’ll arrive healthy and ready for immediate planting in your prepared location. Order your sourwood tree seedlings today.


Reviews (7)

  • 4
    sourwood seedlings

    Posted by alan markell on Feb 03, 2022

    strong, heavily rooted seedlings
    Delivered in January, but they write they will deliver in March or April.

  • 4
    the trees were great

    Posted by Thomas Norbeck on Mar 26, 2017

    the trees were great ,they looked like they will grow niceley. The only problem that i could see is that the USPS takes a long time to deliver the trees , I received the trees on 3/24/2017, over a week after being shipped, maybe the other carriers would be faster. Thanks

  • 4

    Posted by giovanni ventura on Jan 31, 2017

    I was happy to get my sourwood trees but they were not fixed to the interior of the shipping box so most of the tips were broken.but happy to get them nonetheless!

  • 5
    Sourwood tree seedlings

    Posted by Ray on Apr 22, 2022

    Great little trees with nice fat roots, seemed ready to give life a go. Count was good, I think it was about 12 in an order of 10. Thank you.

  • 5
    Beautiful Healthy Trees

    Posted by Lovely Arp on Dec 09, 2020

    this is a great product. All mine are doing exceptionally well. Shipped fast packed well I'm in love with my trees I've ordered.

  • 5
    Sourwood tree

    Posted by Teri Myers on Aug 26, 2019

    Looks great in my yard! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Sourwood tree

    Posted by Lurch Davis on Aug 22, 2019

    these are so pretty


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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