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Sassafras

Sassafras albidium

Fall Colors

Characteristics:
Medium broadleaf deciduous tree

Growing Conditions:
Tolerates a variety of soil and light conditions. If root suckers appear, remove them to avoid spreading and the appearance of a multi-stem tree.

Uses:

Height:
40' at maturity

Width:
30' at maturity

Shape:
Irregular pyramid

Flowers:
Attractive, greenish-yellow flowers appear in clusters at the branch ends in spring.

Leaves:
Lobed and mitten shaped leaves are bright green, giving way to yellow, purple and red fall color.

Bark:
The bark on trunk of mature trees is thick, dark red-brown, and deeply furrowed

Native from Maine to Ontario and Michigan, south to Florida and Texas.