Sassafras Tree

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Latin Name- Sassafras Albidum Hardy Planting Zone- 4-9 Mature Height- 30-60 ft Width- 25-40 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun
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Sassafras Tree - Sassafras albidum


The Sassafras tree has a well earned reputation for an enticing smell and the brilliant and gorgeous foliage displayed every autumn. The leaves are bright green with unique three lobed shapes resembling mittens. The leaves turn shades of sensational scarlet and purple, deep oranges and enchanting yellow during the fall. The tree grows at a fairly fast rate and reaches a 25 to 40 foot spread and a 30 to 60 foot height when it is mature. The height will increase between 13 and 24 inches each year. The Sassafras tree is perfect for providing shade in any backyard. This ornamental tree will block the sun with a large and lush canopy. A sense of beauty is added to the landscape and the tree provides exceptional curb appeal. The Sassafras will grow extremely well in partial shade but thrives on a few hours of sun every day. This tree grows well in a variety of soils and fills the area with a lovely aroma. The tree starts blooming early in the spring with sweet clusters of yellow flowers. The clusters are about 1/2 inch long and the average diameter is 1/4 inch.  Every autumn the tree bears a dark blue, rounded fruit. This attracts a wide variety of beautiful birds to the area and they will provide a delightful form of entertainment. The Sassafras tree is a sensational way to add color and beauty to the front or back of the home. These trees make sensational borders between homes but they must be planted approximately forty feet apart to allow enough room for growth. Sassafras tree is highly prized for its aromatic leaves and roots, which were once used to make traditional sassafras tea, which is ground to make the file for Cajun-style file gumbo. Sassafras can be planted in dense thickets to produce brilliant foliage displays in fall, or it can be planted alone as a shade or ornamental tree. The tree's seeds are also suitable for germination. Seeds are collected in the autumn and planted the following spring.

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