Sassafras albidum

Common name: Sassafras

Native plant

Sassafras is a mid-sized tree with excellent fall color of yellow, orange and red. The mitten, ghost, and football-shaped leaves are this tree’s trademark. The brown bark is deeply furrowed and ridged. It prefers full sun and good garden soil. Sassafras does sucker, but less so in garden settings than in the wild. Tea, candy, and root beer are made from its aromatic leaves and roots.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Trees

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils

Habitat

Sandy Soils, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk, Low branched, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Whitish

Fall color

Red Orange

Size

Mature height
20 Feet
Mature width
15 Feet
Max height
30 Feet
Max width
25 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Drought Resistant Soil Stabilizer Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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