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Close up of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling new growth, the new leaves on this tree start as a deep red color before turning dark green later in the season, surrounded by pictures of birds
Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling planted in a landscape in fall, oblong oval shaped leaves turning a stunning fiery red color with long wispy white flowers
Close up of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling new growth, the new leaves on this tree start as a deep red color before turning dark green later in the season
Audubon Native Sourwood branch on white, the new growth on this branch are deep red in color with some leaves starting to show signs of turning to green on a light brown branch
Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling branch on white, the leaves on this branch are light green at the top but turning progressively darker going down the branch, oblong oval shaped leaves with long wispy yellow-green flower buds
Picture of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling leaves on white in fall, oblong oval shaped leaves with a fiery red fall color
Picture of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling leaf on white, in summer the leaves are an oblong oval shaped, dark green leaf with very small soft teeth around the outside
Picture of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling leaf on white in fall, an oblong oval shaped leaf with a fiery red fall color
American counties where Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling is native to
Picture of a House Finch
Picture of an Eastern Bluebird
Picture of a Northern Cardinal
Picture of a Carolina Wren
Close up of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling new growth, the new leaves on this tree start as a deep red color before turning dark green later in the season, surrounded by pictures of birds
Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling planted in a landscape in fall, oblong oval shaped leaves turning a stunning fiery red color with long wispy white flowers
Close up of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling new growth, the new leaves on this tree start as a deep red color before turning dark green later in the season
Audubon Native Sourwood branch on white, the new growth on this branch are deep red in color with some leaves starting to show signs of turning to green on a light brown branch
Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling branch on white, the leaves on this branch are light green at the top but turning progressively darker going down the branch, oblong oval shaped leaves with long wispy yellow-green flower buds
Picture of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling leaves on white in fall, oblong oval shaped leaves with a fiery red fall color
Picture of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling leaf on white, in summer the leaves are an oblong oval shaped, dark green leaf with very small soft teeth around the outside
Picture of Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling leaf on white in fall, an oblong oval shaped leaf with a fiery red fall color
American counties where Audubon Native Sourwood Treeling is native to
Picture of a House Finch
Picture of an Eastern Bluebird
Picture of a Northern Cardinal
Picture of a Carolina Wren

SUMMER BLOOMS AND STUNNING CRIMSON FALL COLOR

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: cardinals, grosbeaks, wrens, sparrows, thrushes, orioles, finches, mockingbirds, thrashers, and vireos

  • Fairytale-like white flowers bloom in summer adding a unique flowering feather effect to this native tree
  • Lobed green leaves change bright red in fall
  • Outstanding long-living shade tree
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

    Growth Facts

    • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
    • Mature Height: 20-30' tall
    • Mature Width: 15-20' wide
    • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
    • Spacing: 15-20' apart

    Audubon® Native Sourwood

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    Audubon® Plants for Birds: Oxydendrum arboreum

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    SUMMER BLOOMS AND STUNNING CRIMSON FALL COLOR

    FEATURES:

    May Benefit & Attract: cardinals, grosbeaks, wrens, sparrows, thrushes, orioles, finches, mockingbirds, thrashers, and vireos

    • Fairytale-like white flowers bloom in summer adding a unique flowering feather effect to this native tree
    • Lobed green leaves change bright red in fall
    • Outstanding long-living shade tree
    • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
    • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
    • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
    • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
    • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

      Growth Facts

      • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
      • Mature Height: 20-30' tall
      • Mature Width: 15-20' wide
      • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
      • Spacing: 15-20' apart

      Why plant Audubon® Native Sourwood?

      Sourwood is a well-kept secret among tree afficianados. It does not grace a lot of homes, and that’s a shame, because it’s one fantastic tree! This elegant, slow-growing native has something to offer in every season—airy sprays of white flowers in summer, lava-red foliage in fall, and handsome, blocky bark the rest of the year. What’s more, it’s a pollinator paradise! Sourwood is not a secret among beekeepers—honey bees relish the blossoms, and from it they make what many consider to be the finest honey in the world. Native bees delight in the blooms, too.

      Native from Pennsylvania to Florida and west to Indiana, the Sourwood Tree is a wonderful part of our country’s rich natural heritage. What makes it extra-special is that it is the only species of Sourwood (Oxydendrum) in the world. Gardeners in other countries covet our beautiful Sourwoods, but most Americans don’t even know they exist! This elegant tree can be found at forest edges, in fencerows, on stream banks, and atop gravelly ridges in the Southeast. It is one of the very first trees to turn color in the fall, so you might notice it along roadsides in September when driving there—even at 55 mph.

      How to use Audubon® Native Sourwood in the landscape?

      Honeybees flock to the fragrant blossoms of Sourwood when they open in late June or early July, when most other trees have no pollen to offer. From their gatherings they make a delectable Sourwood honey that you may be lucky enough to find at roadside stands in the South if you’re there at the right time. Sourwood are perfectly sized for modern lots and the best choice for a shade or accent tree in yards.

      Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

      Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

      What is the definition of Native?

      “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

      Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

      Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

      Planting Zones

      Hardiness Zone: 5-9

      How To Plant Audubon® Native Sourwood

      Sourwood is a tad fussy in the landscape, but it can be grown well when given what it needs to flourish. Sourwood is in the same family as Azaleas and Rhododendrons, and it relishes the same things that most of those plants do—acidic soil enriched with compost, regular irrigation, good drainage, and a topping of organic mulch. It also benefits from having access to a rich source of beneficial fungi in the soil. Site it in a position in full sun for the best flowering and fall color, although light shade is excellent, too. Disease and insect problems are few.

      How To Water

      Water your Sourwood consistently for the first growing season. Once established the plant can sustain itself from rainfall.

      How To Fertilize

      Let your Sourwood establish for a year before fertilizing. In the fall, after the leaves have dropped use our Elements Starter Plant Food.

      How To Prune

      You should prune your Sourwood in early spring, before it breaks dormancy for the year. Pruning is only needed to help maintain the overall shape of the tree.

      How Does Shipping Work?

      Bower &Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

      We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..

      *Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.

      Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.

      Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

      Shipping Delays:

      From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.

      Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.

      Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

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      The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!

      Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!

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      How Does Sizing Work?

      The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

      Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

      All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

      See the size guides below.

      How Trees are Shipped
      Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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      Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

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      - Or via Online Chat

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      If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

      * Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

      At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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