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SassafrasSassafras albidum

Sassafras—Sassafras albidum

A captivating, native North American tree known for its brilliant display of fall foliage and aromatic smell. Leaves are 3"-7" long and bright to medium green in summer changing to enchanting colors of deep orange, scarlet, purple and yellow in the fall.

Zones 4 - 9
Zones 4 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 4 - 9
The Sassafras can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Ornamental Tree
Ornamental Tree

Type of tree:
The Sassafras falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees

30' - 60' High
30' - 60' High

Mature Height:
The Sassafras grows to be 30' - 60' feet in height.

25' - 40' Spread
25' - 40' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Sassafras has a spread of about 25' - 40' at full maturity.

Slow Growth
Slow Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This Sassafras does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
acid, moist, wet, well drained, loam, some drought and salt tolerance

rounded Shape
rounded Shape

Shape:
This Sassafras has rounded shape.

More Info
More Info


The Sassafras can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

Description:
A captivating, native North American tree known for its brilliant display of fall foliage and aromatic smell. Leaves are 3"-7" long and bright to medium green in summer changing to enchanting colors of deep orange, scarlet, purple and yellow in the fall. Slightly fragrant yellow flowers bloom in spring and followed by round, blue fruit which attracts many birds. Grows 30'-60' high with a 25'-40' spread. Prefers full sun to light shade in moist, loamy, acid, and well-drained soil. (zones 4-9)

Moisture:
well drained