This month's featured plant, Sourwood, also called Lily-of-the-Valley Tree, is one of our most ornamental native trees. White, urn-shaped, fragrant flowers appear in June and July, covering the tree like a lacy veil. The glossy dark green leaves turn a dependable brilliant scarlet color in fall.
Size: 25-30' in height, 20' in spread
Hardiness: zone 5-9
Habit: Pyramidal tree with graceful drooping branches
Growth Rate: slow
Culture: acid, moist, well-drained soil; full sun or partial shade but flowering and fall color are maximized in sun