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