Sassafras albidum - Blue Heron Nursery

Sassafras albidum


An irregular, rounded tree, native to the eastern United States. It has horizontal branching and a tendency to sucker. The leaves vary in shape, but are typically mitten shaped. The spring flowers are yellow green and held on 2" racemes. The bark is a corky, deeply furrowed, red brown.  Foliage colors in the fall to yellow, oranges and reds. It prefers full sun to part shade and an average, well-drained soil.

  • Common Name: Sassafras
  • Height: 40' tall
  • Spread: 30' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 4 - 9

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