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Sassafras albidum

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More About Sassafras albidum

  • Shrubby when young, maturing to a dense, pyramidal crown
  • Clusters of greenish-yellow flowers
  • Flowers give way to small, purple berries on scarlet stems
  • Ovate, mitten-shaped or three-lobed leaves are bright green
  • Fall foliage is a showy yellow, purple and red
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

To Native Americans, sassafras oils were freely used in tonics as medical panaceas. Culinary uses have included: sassafras tea (bark), root beer flavouring (root oil) and a gumbo-thickening agent called filé (stem pith).

Zone:

4

Height:

10-15 m

Spread:

9-12 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Sassafras Growing and Maintenance Tips

With it showy flowers, unique leaf shape, great fall colours and beautifully coloured fruit, this native tree is a great specimen for any landscape, native planting or park setting.


Sassafras albidum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Yellow
Purple
Red
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing