Lilly of the Valley Tree -Sorrel or Sourwood
If you like the flower Lilly of the Valley, you'll Love the Tree version!
Natural to North America, this versatile little Ornamental tree and honey maker, is an absolute show stopper! Plant somewhere special so you don't miss any of her year long performance. Marvel as mid-summer arrives and most trees have given up for the season when copious mass of bright white, bell-shaped flowers attached to long wind blown clusters of racemes suddenly engulf your garden in the sights and scents of Lily of the Valley. And don't miss the brilliant and breathtaking Fall showing as five shades of leaves begin changing colors at the same time.
GROWS: Start indoors and then move seedlings outdoors.
GROWTH RATE: Slow. Height 20-30'.
GERMINATE INDOORS: 10-12 weeks before last frost. Top sow by gently pressing seed on top of well drained soil consisting of part peat and perlite. Place under tent and Florescent light or warm bright window. Keep soil moist, not wet.
SOW: When ground warms (60 degrees and above), add compost to soil.
SUN: Full-Part shade
SOIL: Loamy. Well draining.
PEST CONTROL: Plant near anise, onions, marigolds, coriander, sunflowers, dill, basil, daisy, coriander. Add Lady Bugs to your garden and supply Bird Feeders to attract natural predators.