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Sassafras albidum

In early spring, clusters of small yellow flowers smother the tree. In the summer, bright-green mitten-shaped fragrant leaves occur as right and left handed models. In the fall, Sassafras leaves take on colors ranging from purple to scarlet. Fleshy orange fruits are sweet following a frost and are useful in cooking.

Interest for the year-round landscape
Great fall color
Food and cover for watchable wildlife
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 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
16314 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95
11807 6-12in Step 2 $9.95

More About Sassafras albidum:

This tree is a host plant for many moths and butterflies and naturally grows as a suckering colony. The roots are used to make tea.

Gardening Suggestions for Sassafras:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Songbirds
Average
Height:
30-60 Feet
Spread:
25-40 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4-9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Characteristics & Attributes for Sassafras albidum ''

Attracts Wildlife

Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game

Soil Moisture Preference

Average

Exposure

Full Sun

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Fall

Foliage Color

Orange

Habit

Deciduous

Program

Grow Native!

Attributes

Interesting Bark
Midwest Native