Sassafras albidum--Sassafras

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Sassafras albidum--Sassafras

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Sassafras is difficult to transplant and grows from 30 to 60 feet tall with a spread of 25 to 40 feet. When given an undisturbed area, the tree forms thickets. There are three distinct leaf forms on one tree and the twigs and roots are aromatic when bruised. Sassafras grows best in a sunny location in a light, well drained soil. The fall color varies with the particular plant but is generally yellow, red or a combination. The fruit are purple and borne on bright red stems. Sassafras has fairly brittle wood.

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