OXYDENDRUM arboreum

Commonly known as Sorrel tree, Sourwood

Racemes of white flowers and superb crimson and yellow autumn colouring
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Toothed, glossy, dark-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    10-15m (30-49ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or tree. Produces urn-shaped, small flowers, to 6mm (¼in) long.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
    Avoid exposed sites.
  • Partial shade

OXYDENDRUM arboreum

 
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Small £25.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £80.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Valued for its honey.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Eastern North America.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    To 25cm (10in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Conical
    To columnar.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Oxydendrum - Growing Guide
10-15m (30-49ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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