Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

These wonderful deciduous trees can reach a height of 50 120 feet. Their leaves are fragrant, sometimes having a root beer scent. They have smooth-edged leaves that can have three varying shapes; elliptical, 2-lobed, or 3-lobed. Sassafras trees have beautiful fall colors of reds, purples, yellows, and oranges. You may be surprised at how much you will enjoy having this tree in your yard.

Attracts: Spicebush Swallowtail,  and more

Color(s): red, purple, yellow and orange fall colors

Sun Exposure: Full sun, partial shad

Soil: Well-drained, regular watering

Average Height: 50 ft. - 120 ft.

Average Spread: 100 ft.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8

Note: Deer resistant

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Fred Miller

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