(Sassafras albidum) Height: 30-60'
Sold as 6-12" bare root seedlings
Grows in full sun or partial shade. Grows best in moist, well-drained acidic sites. Tolerates a wide range of soil types from sand to clay and can tolerate dry conditions. Showy yellow-green flowers emerge at springtime in clusters on female trees. Flowers become small bluish-black berries that mature in September. Variable-lobed leaves are shiny, dark green in summer and turn yellow to red in fall. All parts of this plant are fragrant; oils formerly flavored root beer; wood is light and hard.