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What is the sourwood tree used for?
Last Updated: 30th January, 2020
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Also, what is Sourwood good for?
Sourwood Honey Health Benefits. In general, raw honey is known for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. As with other pure local honeys, Sourwood also has a reputation for helping allergy symptoms, especially those related to pollen found in the sourwood tree's native areas.
Likewise, can you eat Sourwood leaves? Native to southern Appalachia, the sourwood tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) is small and has beautiful fall colors. It is sometimes referred to as the sorrel tree for its tangy-tasting leaves or lily-of-the-valley tree for its lily-like white blossoms. (While the leaves are edible, they are also a known laxative.)
In this manner, how fast do Sourwood trees grow?
Sourwood tree growth is fairly rapid. The trees typically grow 25 feet tall in your backyard, but can shoot up to 60 feet tall in the wild.
Is Sourwood a hardwood?
Sourwood makes an excellent specimen tree, and can also be used in shrub borders with Rhododendron, Pieris and Leucothoe. Sourwood's wood is hard and has red-tinged brown heartwood and thick layers of pale sapwood. Sourwood flowers are very attractive to bees, and sourwood honey is common in the South.